A new study found that eating milk chocolate may actually aid fat burning and reduce blood sugar. Researchers from Spain and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studied 19 healthy, postmenopausal women assigned to eat 100 grams of milk chocolate, either within 1 hour of waking or within 1 hour of going to bed. After 14 days of eating chocolate, the women had not gained any weight. While this study sounds great for you chocolate lovers, I’d be careful. This is a small study over a very short period of time. Plus, it’s hard to only eat a small amount of this high sugar, high fat food. But if you insist on making chocolate your new breakfast or pre-bedtime snack, choose the healthier dark chocolate instead.
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