Research Links Daily Dark Chocolate Consumption To Lower Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

Eating dark chocolate every day may lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke for some people at higher risk of these conditions, a new study from Australia found, reported For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: This is certainly welcome news for dark chocolate lovers, but it needs to be tempered with common sense about nutrition. Dark chocolate has been linked to various health benefits because it contains flavonoids, compounds that area believed to have antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory effects, which relieve pressures on the heart.

At the same time, consumers need to pay attention to their calorie consumption to maintain a healthy diet.

Vending and refreshment service operators should pass along health research about products they offer, but they also have to promote healthy habits.

Automatic Merchandiser carried a white paper on health and chocolate in October 2010 that readers can download. To access this white paper, go to:  06-04-12  By Elliot Maras