I have written a blog post weeks ago on the antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate. I love reading O, the Oprah Magazine. She had a small article in about the benefits of dark chocolate. The writer wrote that years ago studies came out on dark chocolate's benefits against heart disease and cancer. Do a www.pubmed.gov search for abstracts or www.pubmedcentral.gov search for full text articles. Now a new study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology claims that dark chocolate protects from sun damage due to sun exposure. Cacao is the important ingredient, according to Joe Vinson, Ph.D., one of the study's writers and a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton. It is best to eat a little thorughout the day, like dark chocolate tasting squares that many companies have. Dark chocolate may avoid one or two facials and save money too! I like it!
Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.
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