Chocolate IS good for you, but only the right stuff

Julie Pech ate chocolate daily for a year and a half in the name of research. Now the author of "The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate" says that the nutrition value is found in cocoa, so the healthy version is dark chocolate with a minimum of 50% cocoa solids. "Inferior selections filled with sugar, fat and fillers crowd candy shelves everywhere," she writes. "The chocolate content in many of the mainstream brands doesn't even top 20 percent, much less the 50 percent required to qualify for healthy dark chocolate."

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