Chocolate side up or down? Scientist reveals the best way to eat a Chocolate ...

Chocolate side up or down? Scientist reveals the best way to eat a Chocolate ...
Chocolate side up or down? Scientist reveals the best way to eat a Chocolate ...

Chocolate is undoubtedly the nation's favourite dietary vice but lots of research over the years has found that it could actually be good for us.

With more than 300 chemicals in chocolate, scientists are investigating a whole range of health benefits linked to the food.

Researchers at Harvard University studied 8,000 men aged over 65 and found that those who ate modest amounts of chocolate lived almost a year longer than those who ate none.

Dr Neil Martin of the Cognition and Research Centre at Middlesex University exposed people to different smells and measured their brain activity.

The results showed that smell receptors in the nasal passages reacted so strongly to the chemical mix in chocolate that it left people on an emotional high.

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A 100g bar of dark chocolate gives you 2.4mg of iron and 90mg of magnesium, around one third of the recommended daily amounts.

White chocolate, on the other hand, contains no cocoa solids, just cocoa butter, and is

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