Could chocolate be great for weight loss?

Yes! – it no longer has to be a guilty pleasure. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate which is rich in antioxidants, are good for blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart health. It is also great  for weight loss! A recent study featured in BBC News goes into more detail.

The study found that despite the high caloric content, chocolate is associated with lower BMI (body mass index). It in fact found that people “who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.” I eat 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate in the form of pure cocoa with my oatmeal every morning.

Enjoy it (real chocolate, not milk or white chocolate) guilt-free, but in moderation! The best weight loss practices are consuming more veggies, exercise, adequate sleep etc.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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