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How much chocolate should I eat to get the health benefits?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Have no more than an ounce a day or you'll wander into the dark side of dark chocolate (i.e., too many calories and too much fat). Make sure chocolate takes the place of other calories so it doesn't add to your total. If you want to get some of the health benefits of chocolate and fewer calories, even as little as a quarter ounce a day can help make your heart and other muscles stronger, and your mind smarter.

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