Everyone knows that too much chocolate can be bad for you, but do we really know why?
New research shows that not only does chocolate cause fatty deposits to build up over the consumer’s body (usually in the least desirable places!) but regular chocolate consumption can lead to weaker bones and osteoporosis. Females eating chocolate on a daily basis were found to be more likely to have a lower bone density than someone eating no chocolate.
The manufacturers actually make chocolate less healthy to improve the taste, according to a recent British Medical Journal, stating that “manufacturers often remove the healthy chemicals from the chocolate, like the flavanols (which help to increase the blood circulation), because these substances give chocolate its bitter taste”.