Thursday, February 10, 2005

In Praise of Chocolate

Having been considered the “food of the gods” for centuries and used for everything from relgious ceremonies to love potions, it makes sense that chocolate is the gift of choice for wooing partners on Valentine's Day. Beyond the feelings of euphoria that it seems to induce, chocolate also offers several health benefits. It's rich in anti-oxidants and contains minor amounts of B vitamins, copper, magnesium, iron and zinc. But not all chocolate is created equal. Opt for high-quality dark chocolate (the fewer added ingredients, the better). And remember that, given its high calorie and fat content, it's no health food.


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