Not that you need another reason to indulge in Choco-Lettes, but isn’t it delightful that there is one? Enjoying up to 3 Choco-Lettes per day shaves your risk of “cardiometabolic” disorders, a cluster of conditions that nobody wants, including heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. And we’re not talking about slight improvements. Research reveals that consuming a healthy amount of chocolate reduces your risk of heart disease by 37% and stroke by 29% verses eating little to none. In addition, it shrinks your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 31%. These impressive numbers emerged from an analysis of seven studies involving more than 100,000 people.
What’s in dark chocolate that makes it so good for you? Loads of potent plant antioxidants called polyphenois, including flavonoids. That’s the same “good for you” substance found in blueberries, green tea and olive oil as well as many fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
As with all foods, up to 3 Choco-lettes per day is all you need without overindulging. A little goes a long way. Over doing any type of chocolate could actually increase your health risks. So, enjoy a few Choco-Lettes, live longer and enjoy your PWLC diet program. Sweet.