I knew it, I knew it!..
Chocolate is good for you. hmph… I knew it all along!
He found the Kuna tribe rarely suffer from high blood pressure and have much lower rates of cancer, heart disease and strokes – some of the biggest killers in the developed world – than neighbouring tribes in Panama.
He suggested this is due to their high intake of epicatechin, which they get from drinking up to five cups of cocoa a day.
Of couse, save the celebrations till later. Because,
Unfortunately for chocolate lovers, most of the naturally-occurring epicatechin is removed in the processing of cocoa beans.
and from here
Dr Hollenberg, who is a scientific advisor to several big pharmaceutical companies and has received financial backing for his research from the M&M/Mars Company, believes there is scope for nutritional companies to develop epicatechin supplements, such as chocolate bars.
M&M/Mars Company provided financial backing…
oh, well. I also knew it was too good to be true.