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Eat Chocolate Daily And Get Slimmer?

This study sounds too good to be true….a National Institutes of Health funded study conducted by the Department of Medicine of the University of California, San Diego, found people who eat chocolate more frequently tend to be thinner than those who consume the sweet treat less often. 

Researchers asked nearly 1,000 adults in Southern California questions about types of food and beverages including how many times a week they ate chocolate. Body mass index, which is a measure of body fat, was also calculated as part of the study.  The participants who ate chocolate more often didn’t consume fewer calories overall, or exercise more, than their non-chocoholic counterparts. In fact, the more frequent chocolate eaters consumed more total calories! 

The researchers caution that the study doesn’t prove a link between frequent chocolate munching and weight loss. 

Rather, the findings suggest that the health benefits of chocolate may be linked to how many times in a given week chocolate is eaten rather than the total amount consumed in that week, says the study’s lead researcher, Beatrice Golomb, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Eating a small amount of chocolate each of five days during a week was linked to a lower BMI, even if the person ate more calories overall and didn’t exercise more than other participants.

These findings were published as a research letter in the recent Archives of Internal Medicine, and this article details the study.

Madhu, this one seems just right for you – not sure you’ll read it all 🙂

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in General, Healthcare

 

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Super Mocha Brownies….yum!

I sometimes look for an excuse to bake…but with these brownies, I don’t need an excuse. I just bake them because they are wonderful chocolate brownies with a twist – mocha brownies.  I baked these brownies recently for an office party and everyone was immediately hooked, clamouring for more.  I have made it twice in 8 days and there were no pictures to post the first time….all the brownies disappeared before the camera made its appearance.

I sometimes substitute ingredients in a recipe, mixing wheat flour with all-purpose flour, canola oil for butter, etc. but this ingredient list was rather interesting with almond flour, dairy-free margarine, instant coffee, etc. and so decided not to mess with the recipe.

These brownies have a chewy texture, the coffee brings out the chocolate flavor and the egg whites render a lightness as well, which is not a problem because you can eat more brownies now. 

Each time I try a new brownie recipe, I think it is the best ever…

I have to go to a birthday party this weekend and I’ve already been asked to bring ‘my bestest brownies’ as these are now called …… until a new brownie recipe comes along!

Recipe Courtesy: Blissful Brownies

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Baking, Dessert, Recipes

 

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