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TheDailyMeal.com: Rise and Fall of 8 So-Called Healthy Foods

Chocolate: Healthy

Chocolate has to be terrible for you, right? Hasn’t it been scientifically proven that anything that tastes so good will ultimately have drastic health implications? Shockingly no, says a 2011 Harvard Medical School study detailed by The Crimson. The study concludes, "that consuming chocolate lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, and may reduce the risk of diabetes."

However, given the levels of sugar and caffeine present in dark and milk chocolate, it’s probably still best to enjoy the health benefits and exquisite taste of chocolate in moderation.

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