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The Surprising Health Benefits from Eating Chocolate

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It’s no secret that chocolate is a popular treat around the world. The U.S. alone boasts 20.96% of net cocoa imports, making it the world leader in all things chocolate. This is despite the fact that worldwide, consumers eat around 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate every year. Fortunately for chocolate lovers, not only is chocolate tasty and well-loved, it can also have health benefits if you know where to look.
For one, chocolate has a low caffeine content. A single one-ounce bar of milk chocolate only has five to six milligrams of caffeine, which is significantly less than coffee, tea and sodas. The caffeine found in chocolate is all natural, coming from the cocoa bean itself. According to Amano Chocolate, the caffeine protects the bean from being eaten by wildlife. Coffee and certain teas ar (more…)

28 Jun 2016