Turns Out, Chocolate IS Healthy

Sweet tooths rejoice, recent findings from both Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University have concluded that chocolate is, in fact, good for us. The researchers concluded that what makes chocolate healthy isn't necessarily all in the flavonols, but actually in the fact that the digestibility of the ingredients in chocolate. You can read about the healthy benefits on The New York Times Magazine's website.

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