(HealthDay News) -- Some kinds of chocolate, rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, have been shown to benefit heart health.
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But all types of chocolate aren't the same, and too much chocolate can negate any benefits, the Cleveland Clinic says.
The clinic offers this additional information:
- Dark chocolate is richest in flavonoids, so choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate.
- Chocolate does contain fat, but it contains both saturated (unhealthy) and unsaturated (healthy) fats. Chocolate should still only be consumed in small amounts.
- Processed chocolate is higher in fat and lower in flavonoids, so avoid candy bars loaded with caramel, peanuts, nougat and other fattening fillings.
-- Diana Kohnle
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