see here) who had NO cardiovascular disease prior to entering the study. The study was very complex from a mathematical standpoint, and basically predicted future cardiovascular risk from the participants depending on what happened throughout the study (if blood pressure or cholesterol increased, etc..). The study results predicted that those patients who ingested (or savored??) dark chocolate daily had lower blood pressure and cholesterol than those who did not ENJOY (haha) the dark chocolate daily.
This, of course, prompted me to do a little more searching. I am looking for the ideal amount for a person to consume daily. It looks like...well, there isn't one. I would think 1/3 of a bar of a dark chocolate bar that is AT LEAST 70-80% cocoa would be good to start....now, see below to see WHY this may be good for you!
Until next time...