SDSU research finds a daily dose of dark chocolate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving glucose levels and lipid profiles.
Chocolate, considered by some to be the “food of the gods,” has tantalized humans for at least 4,000 years; its origin is thought to be in the region surrounding the Amazon basin.
Introduced to the Western world by Christopher Columbus after his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502, chocolate is now enjoyed worldwide. Researchers estimate that the typical American consumes over 10 pounds of chocolate annually, with those living on the west coast eating the most. Wouldn’t it be great if chocolate was considered healthy?