Research suggests that people who eat chocolate frequently are slimmer, so go ahead, add a little to your morning meal.
By Lynn Andriani
Mix It into Granola
Could a little chocolate, eaten frequently, help keep you at a healthy weight? Yes, reports a new study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. Scientists found that people who eat chocolate often have lower body mass indexes than those who eat it less frequently. Although this doesn't mean we should all start eating Cocoa Krispies daily, you won't be sabotaging the health benefits of, say, granola if you add a dash of cocoa powder. You can also toss chocolate chips into the cereal once it's out of the oven and cooled, but mixing in the powder before baking guarantees you'll get the deep, dark chocolate flavor in every spoonful. Or, try Bear Naked's just-chocolaty-enough Heavenly Chocolate granola.