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We already know (thank God!) that dark chocolate has health benefits, but it looks like the news might be even better. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are reporting that dark chocolate is more filling than milk chocolate and may reduce cravings.
Male participants were required to fast for 12 hours and then were given 100g of either dark or milk chocolate to eat. Over the next five hours, they were asked to report their hunger levels and their cravings for certain foods. After eating dark chocolate, participants reported lower cravings for sweet, salty, or high fat food. Two and a half hours after eating the chocolate, participants were given pizza and instructed to eat until they were comfortably full. When subjects had eaten dark chocolate before hand, they ate 15% less pizza then when they had eaten milk chocolate before being offered the pizza.
No one is recommending dark chocolate as the latest weight loss tool, but isn’t it great to know it does good things?
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Read it yourself: University of Copenhagen (2008, December 23). Dark Chocolate Is More Filling Than Milk Chocolate And Lessens Cravings. ScienceDaily.