Sure, chocolate is delicious and irresistible. But could it possibly be healthy? Japanese researchers have shown that chocolate consumption can actually help improve cholesterol! Eating the antioxidants found in chocolate helps produce a specific kind of protein, according to the study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. This protein then bonds with DNA to create molecules of HDL, colloquially known as "good cholesterol" that breaks down plaque buildup in arteries. Chocolate consumption, therefore, is a tasty way to prevent heart attacks and strokes!
Try this recipe for Chocolate-Whiskey Cake for a cholesterol-lowering sweet treat!
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