EATING A SMALL AMOUNT OF CHOCOLATE REGULARLY COULD HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
For chocolate-lovers feeling guilty about their indulgence it is the best kind of news – eating more can help keep you thinner.
Although chocolate contains more calories than many other foods, those who eat it regularly have less body fat than those who don’t, a study shows.
Researchers suspect the calories in chocolate are not like ‘normal’ calories.
The ingredients in chocolate appear to make your metabolism work harder, which means they offset the fat that might otherwise have stayed around.
As a result, the metabolic effects of certain ingredients make chocolate a good slimming food because it is calorie- neutral, says the U.S. study.