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chocolate myths

 

After hundreds of scientific studies, there is no evidence that chocolate is an immediate cause of obesity. The total number of calories consumed, the digestion of those calories and the balance in the consumption of proteins, carbohydrates and fats play the predominant role in the prevention of obesity.

Cocoa and chocolate alone do not damage your teeth. Scientific analyses of cocoa and chocolate indicate only very small concentrations of the substances which can cause caries or carry out an acidic attack on tooth enamel. In fact, cocoa naturally contains substances that combat oral bacteria.

The American Dietary Association and the American Academy of Dermatology currently discount any link between chocolate and acne. No study has found evidence for chocolate as a cause of acne.

Chocolate is often suspected of causing migraines. However, no scientific proof has ever been found.

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