According to the broadcaster, a study has found that the highest levels of chocolate consumption “were associated with a 37% reduction in cardiovascular disease”.
Chocolate is high in calories, fat and sugar, and can lead to weight gain, which is a known risk factor for heart disease and diabetes.
Is chocolate bad for your heart?
Chocolate is made from cocoa, which contains polyphenols, which may work as antioxidants that lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and reduce blood pressure. Some experts suggest that eating some chocolate every day can decrease your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
How much chocolate a day is too much?
What is the daily recommended amount of dark chocolate? The recommended “dose” of dark chocolate is approximately 1 to 2 ounces, or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories.
What happens if you eat too much chocolate?
And because of the effects on the cardiovascular system, which include a drop in blood pressure and increased heart rate, too much theobromine can be fatal. But Caldwell says that’s extremely rare. For one, he says, you would need to consume a lot of the stuff (more on that below).
Is it bad to eat chocolate everyday?
Answer: You didn’t say how much. If you eat a chocolate bunny a day, there is an obvious risk of becoming a major chubbo. However, a little chocolate has health benefits. A recent Harvard study suggested that a bit of high-quality dark chocolate one to three times a month may protect women from heart failure.