Is chocolate good for the heart?

A question that burns the lips of great gourmets. But what about the supposed health benefits of chocolate? Intox Detox tells you everything.

Many scientific studies have tried to determine the effect of chocolate on health, and the heart in particular.

All of them have shown that controlled consumption of chocolate – preferably dark – is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular accident (heart attack, stroke, in particular). But be careful, this consumption must be moderate, at the risk of increasing cardiovascular risks, in particular by increasing the risk of overweight.

But to be sure of the impact of chocolate on health, it is essential to compare using a placebo. Several dozen studies have been carried out in recent years without any one being able to precisely measure the effects of chocolate on the appearance of cardiovascular accidents.

What we can deduce from this is that it is hasty to conclude that consuming chocolate can be good for the heart, even in a moderate way. On the other hand, it is necessary in any case to respect the other recommendations for cardiovascular health such as a balanced diet, physical activity and smoking cessation.

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