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Health Alert: Chocolate is good!

Updated: Wednesday, December 17 2014, 04:32 PM EST
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- Yet another reason to add a little chocolate into a diet called a 'gut thing' according to a new report.

Over the weekend the nation celebrated National S'mores Day and a new report on chocolate was just released.  Researchers said that especially dark chocolate appeared to stimulate gut bacteria. 

It was known that chocolate was good for people but now it's know why.  When chocolate breaks down in the gut, according to Louisiana State University researchers, it connects with good bacteria that work as an anti-inflammatory.  That would be like aspirin in the body. 

Only about a square was really needed to two to get this benefit, so right around the amount in a s'more.


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