It is fairly safe to say chocolate makes our hearts happy, right?

 

Seriously, having a bad day? Chocolate. Stressed out at work? Chocolate. Kids getting on your last nerves? Chocolate (and gin).

 

So, that's why we're SO delighted to find out that it's actually good for us - yep, we're serious. 

 

Now, we know that at this stage a lot of studies are claiming that basically every food in the world is good for us, but we're definitely on board with the chocolate findings.

 

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A new study published in the British Medical Journal: Heart claims that eating chocolate in moderation can have a positive effect on lessening the risk of Atrial Fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia condition.

 

Currently, 8.8 million people in the EU suffer from it.

 

So, how does chocolate help the situation? Seriously, we need to know. 

 

Well, we all know that dark chocolate is good for us, so what about other chocolate goods, such as milk chocolate, white chocolate and everything in between?

 

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Tests carried out at the Danish Diet, Cancer and Healthy Study say that cocoa products in general contain a high contents of flavanols, which are basically antioxidants with anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

Studies found that those who consume two to six servings of chocolate a week (yes, we said SIX) were at a lower risk of developing Artial Fibrillation.

 

So, there you have it, mums. Eat more chocolate. Tis' good for you. 

 

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