Chocolate Is Good For You

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It’s official, chocolate is good for you.  Research has been published in the journal Appetite based on the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study that suggests habitual chocolate consumption is positively associated with cognitive performance! What that means is, well, I don’t have a clue, but it does point to chocolate having benefits especially when eaten on a regular basis!

After years of being told that this isn’t good for you, that isn’t good for you, this is too fattening, that will cause cholesterol, this will give you headaches, until all we’re left with that’s safe to eat is a bowl of under cooked broccoli with a boiled sprout sauce, it’s nice to hear some great news. Even black pudding which is a traditional English breakfast food and deemed to give you a heart attack after only 2 servings has been designated a ‘super food’.

I’m not very good at digesting information, unlike chocolate, and some of the things in the journal are pretty deep for a Joe Egg like me to follow. However, I can gather from the first sentence that chocolate is good for my brain. What more information do I need? Whether it’s milk, plain or whatever, it’s chocolate……… yummy…….. and with Easter fast approaching I have all the information I need to indulge!! It’s going to be party time!! Forget the sprouts, the broccli and the cabbage, I want chocolate!!

It also has ‘established cardiovascular benefits.’ I’m no medical expert, but that means it’s good for the heart? It’s got to be a win win situation, great brain food and good for the heart! Now, if they could find beneficial effects from the old fashioned pork pie I’d be made. Black pudding, chocolate and pork pie, what a diet. I’m in heaven.

If you want to see the report from the journal you can see it here.

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11 Comments
  • Suppernut
    February 21, 2016

    👍

  • Anonymous
    February 21, 2016

    Hahaha if they said chocolate would take years off my life, I’d still eat it. By the way, what are black pudding and pork pie? I would assume pork pie is meat and gravy in a crust? But black pudding…….. no idea.

    • admin
      February 21, 2016

      Yes, pork pie is a crusty pork meat pie that is small and usually eaten cold. Sometimes egg is added to it. Black pudding is pigs blood mixed with squares of fat and sealed in a skin so it looks like a big sausage. It’s quite rich in taste and again can be eaten cold or fried/grilled and eaten as part of a traditional cooked English breakfast.

  • jacquelineobyikocha
    February 22, 2016

    A welcome feedback 😄

    • admin
      February 22, 2016

      Thank you.

  • restlessjo
    February 22, 2016

    Maybe not all at once, for breakfast, but there’s no harm in dreaming Trev 🙂

    • admin
      February 22, 2016

      Quite right too, Jo. If we don’t have dreams we have nothing.

  • Amanda Ricks
    February 22, 2016

    Funny isn’t it how things that were supposed to be so bad for us are slowly starting to come back into “fashion” and seem to have good qualities.
    I just have one question, Tre, about your self-hosting. You seem to be the only self-hosted blog that I know that has your posts showing up in the WordPress reader along with the ability to “Like” the post right from the reader. Most self-hosted blogs are missing that “like” button in the reader. How did you manage that clever feat?

    • admin
      February 22, 2016

      Hi Amanda. I use the Jetpack plugin which is written by WordPress. It allows you to add things to your self hosted blog such as the ‘like’ button. It’s a free plugin and I’ve found it very useful. If I can help with anything else, just ask. I don’t know everything about self hosting, but if I can help, I will.

      • Amanda Ricks
        February 23, 2016

        Thanks, Yeah I have the Jetpack plugin but the “like” button doesn’t seem available. I’ll have to ask the Jetpack people. Thanks.

        • admin
          February 23, 2016

          How strange. Hope you get sorted.

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