Everyone has a sweet tooth of some sort. It really gets down to business in the fall, with the onset of halloween chocolate goodies, followed by a couple of months full of holiday treats. Not long after that comes our Valentine's Day love affair with all things chocolate, which, of course the Chocolate Easter Bunny returns in April.
But what about March? Green beer on St. Patty's Day just won't soothe the sweet cravings.
Don't worry, there doesn't have to be a chocolate drought. That's right - the third week of March is "American Chocolate Week." All over the States, chocolate stores are having sales and giveaways; many factories that are usually closed to the public will open their doors during this week to give free tours and samples.
But don't get on that treadmill until you hear this: Eating chocolate every day can be ... healthy?!
We've long since known that chocolate contains those healthy things called antioxidants, but now, researchers have discovered a long list of other potential health benefits.
A recent study in the Netherlands showed that eating the equivalent of one-third of a chocolate bar every day could lower blood pressure and also reduce the risk of death by up to 50%.
Chocolate also contains three chemicals that are good for your brain, and can make you feel better.
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