Eating Chocolate Can Help You Loose Weight
Those of us who feel guilty for being addicted to chocolate would be happy to reading this great news- eating chocolate on regular basis could actually make you thinner.
Despite the fact that chocolate contains bigger amount of calories comparing to other food, there is still a tendency of people consuming chocolate habitually having less body fat comparing to those who don’t, according to the latest study.
Researchers link it to the fact that calories in chocolate being different from the “normal” calories. Ingredients contained in chocolate make the metabolism in your organism work harder, and thus they replace the possible fat from other food.
So, according to the U.S. study results, the metabolic effect of some ingredients contained in chocolate make it a good food for sliming as it is calorie-neutral. However, the study didn’t specify which type of chocolate works best.
Dr Beatrice Colomb, study leader from the University of California at San Diego, commented:
Our findings appear to add to a body of information suggesting that the composition of calories, not just the number of them, matters for determining their ultimate impact on weight. In the case of chocolate, this is good news, both for those who have a regular chocolate habit, and those who wish to start one.”
Scientists studied the chocolate-eating habits of 972 people of both sexes aged at approximately 57 years old. The participants didn’t have any heart problems, however they were asked some questions concerning their eating habits and lifestyle. Their body mass index (BMI) was also noted.
Consequently, the findings discovered that those people who consumed chocolate more often were likely to have a lower level of body mass index. And all of that despite the fact that these people didn’t limit the amount of the food other than chocolate and didn’t exhaust themselves exercising. The volunteers had the overall BMI of 28 (which shows they were overweight) and they tend to eat chocolate twice a week. Actually, they ate more than people in another group and had the greater overall saturated fat coming from other sources.
The study though didn’t uncover what kind of chocolate the participants ate and in what amount. So, there was no link seen between the amount of chocolate consumed and the level of BMI. That’s why the researchers warn that the results of the study may not apply to all products that contain chocolate and do not exclude the possibility that some individuals can gain weight with the frequent eating of chocolate.
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