An apple a day may not be the only thing that can keep the doctor away! A recent study out of the University of Aberdeen found that people who eat up to two bars of chocolate per day have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke than those who don’t. According to the study, only 12% of participants who eat 100 grams or less of chocolate (roughly two Hershey’s bars) each day get heart disease, while among those who avoid chocolate altogether, the number climbs to 17.4%. Researchers theorize that polyphenols, micronutrients present in cocoa beans, are to blame (um, thanks) for this phenomenon, as they may boost the heart’s blood vessels. This benefit of chocolate for heart health is even prevalent in milk chocolate despite the fact that it’s frequently revered as dark chocolate’s less-healthy cousin.

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