Dark Chocolate, but Not White, Can Improve Cholesterol and Blood Sugar, Experts Find
If you're eating chocolate for the health benefits -- and aren't we all? -- you must pick wisely, new research suggests.
"Eat dark chocolate, not white chocolate," says researcher Mee Young Hong, PhD, associate professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State University. She compared dark and white chocolate, looking at health effects, such as improving cholesterol.
Dark chocolate was the clear winner, she says. She is due to present the findings at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego.