EN on Foods

February 2004 Issue

“Food of the Gods” is Choc-full of Health Benefits

Chocolate’s rich history dates back at least 1,500 years, when the Mayans of Central America crushed cocoa beans into an unsweetened beverage. The Aztecs later named it xocolatl (bitter water). If you ignore the calories, chocolate may actually be good for your heart, due to its flavonoids, similar to those in red wine and tea.

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