Good News For Chocoholics!
There's a rich body of evidence that links chocolate to heart health. The rule of thumb is that dark chocolate is a better choice than milk chocolate, since dark chocolate typically contains more cocoa solids. It is thought this treat may have an anti-inflammatory effect, because it is high in flavonoids.
Research on more than 50,000 people found strong links between regularly eating chocolate and a reduced risk of suffering a heart flutter. More than 1.5 million people in the UK suffer from atrial fibrillation, with one in four likely to develop it over a lifetime.
The strongest association was found among men eating between two and six portions of chocolate a week - (one portion is classified as 30g, which is a small bar. Among women, the effect was linked to eating just one portion a week, which was linked to a 21% lower risk.