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Add Just the Right Amount of Dark Chocolate to Your Diet


It's no secret that I love dark chocolate. Not only is it super tasty and satisfying, it's actually a sweet treat that is good for you, too. Dark chocolate has been found to sooth a cough, increase blood flow, and lower your blood pressure. With benefits like that you may be tempted to trade in meals for chocolate bars, but there is an ideal amount to consume each day.

US News and World Report recently reported that research has found that only 6.7 grams of chocolate per day (or 0.23 ounces) represents the perfect amount of dark chocolate for your health. To have something to compare it to, a Hershey's Kiss is 4.5 grams and most bars of chocolate are about 40-41 grams. So enjoy, but enjoy in moderation.

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