Girls Write Out
Thursday, November 01, 2007
The news is out! I'm pretty sure I heard the screams of joy from women everywhere when they released the results of the study. Chocolate is good for us!

Not just any chocolate, but the good stuff: dark chocolate. I was digging through candy dishes of Hershey Miniatures for the Special Darks long before they thought to do a study on the health benefits of chocolate.

Dark chocolate, they say, lowers pressure and contains antioxidants that prevent heart disease and other ailments.

Curious, I read up on the study. I'm always looking for an excuse to eat sweets. My dancing didn't last for long. Turns out, they recommend eating the equivalent of two Hershey Kisses a day. Show me the woman who can stop at one mouthful of chocolate and I'll show you a woman who doesn't need lower pressure or preventatives for heart disease.

Hello, work with me people. If you're going to put the stamp of approval on chocolate, don't tease me with absurd portion control. For now, I'm going with the theory that if a little is good for me, a lot is even better.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:35 AM  
  Comments (10)
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At 11:32 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

For now, I'm going with the theory that if a little is good for me, a lot is even better.

AMEN!! You'll hear no argument from me. ;-)

At 12:27 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Mmmm we love dark chocolate in our home. Have you tried the Green & Black brand? They have a dark chocolate with ginger that is to DIE I'm hungry.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

About that pesky moderation: We had an old lady friend of the family when I was growing up. She was a millionaire, the first woman pharmacist in the state of Missouri, had been on trips around the world back in the '30s, etc. Fascinating old chick! She kept a perpetual supply of 5-lb boxes of assorted Hall's chocolates (yes, made by the Halls brothers of Kansas City, known more for Hallmark Cards) on the table beside her easy chair. She ONLY ate one per day. Said she couldn't understand why a body would want more than that...She lived to be 100.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm with you, D! It's got to help with the quantities I eat. LOL

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Yeah, where's the study about a chocolate rich diet? LOL.

Actually, I'm not a huge chocolate fan. More of a moderate.

Great post, Denise. Oh, am loving Surrender Bay, too.


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Well, Amen to that, Denise! Here, here ;)

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Ummm, Denise...I don't read anywhere that they mention the SIZE of those Hershey's Kisses...

Remember the MONSTER sized ones that come out at Christmas time? I'm sure THOSE are the ones they were referring to:-)

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Ooooh, Deena, great point! If that's the case, I'm not getting my daily recommended dosage. LOL

Suzanne, haven't tried Green and Black. Have you tried Debrand?

Thanks, Rach!

At 4:54 PM, Blogger squiresj said...

You want an excuse to eat more chocolates. Family Circle had an article in their magazine one Valentine's Day about why women eat chocolate and men don't. Chocolate has a charming effect on women so it advised eating it. My girls said if chocolate calms women, they'd keep me in plenty.
So there you have your excuse. This was over a year ago but I never forgot it.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

No...haven't tried DeBrands. They don't sell it here. Green & Black is in the upscale grocery stores (and I think Target has it too)


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