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Dark chocolate is now a health food…really?

How and when did chocolate become a health food?

This great article challenges us all to look past the hype of food promotion to see how manufactures can use food science to sell products.

Take the latest vegan avocado dark chocolate bar which sounds great except that it has more fat and calories and only a little less sugar than Cadbury Diary Milk.

Chocolate companies are pouring millions of dollars into scientific studies and research to support cocoa science in order to sell more candy.

Pushing the notion of benefits to health of the mood enhancing effects of chocolate; the flavanol content reputed to improve blood flow and treat immune disorders and dark chocolate to help cardiac health.

If you are buying into these ideas then this article is an important read for you and your family

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