Bittersweet Victory for Chocolate: Study Confirms Health Benefits

For those who don't like chocolate of the bittersweet variety, or for those keeping an eye on their waistline, flavonoids can be found in many other sources. The American Heart Association says that tea, onions, soy and wine are your best bet for high flavonoid concentrations, though their health benefits have yet to be tested.

All the experts agreed that this study is no excuse to overindulge in chocolate. Most recommend eating these other flavonoid-rich foods instead to avoid the hundreds of calories you get from a bar of chocolate.

But in moderation, a little celebration is certainly in order for chocolate lovers everywhere. As Dr. David Katz of Yale Medical School, an admitted chocolate lover, said, "It's delicious to think that indulgence and health may both reside beneath the same wrapper!"

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