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A tiny helping of dark chocolate could help keep your heart healthy, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Cologne studied the effect of a very small amount of chocolate, eaten every day, on the blood pressure of four adults with borderline high blood pressure. Each participant was given a square of dark …

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So how much it that...?

How much chocolate is "30 milligrams of polyphenols", exactly?

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2 squares...

Radio France Info was advising 2 squares of Dark Choccie per day,

they didn't specify how dark - from 75% to 99.9% is available!

in fact at the local Chocolate Factory in Lugano, it is possible to eat the actual chocolate beans, nice taste!!

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It may be called chocolate...

It may be called chocolate, it may be the purest chocolate around, but anything 80% and above isn't chocolate - it's bakelite

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Anonymous Coward

How about deep fried ?

I wonder if it's still good for you if it's deep fried in batter, in that fine old Glaswegian tradition of high fat cooking.

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size

As squares can be varying sizes can we have the exact piece dimensions in relation to football pitches?

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Re: It may be called chocolate...

CharleyBoy,

Actually, the original food, as prepared by the Aztecs and other Meso-American indians, from where the Europeans even got the name Xocoatl, was a pretty bitter concoction of mostly pure cacao beans. I know that the EU members have some dispute over what exactly constitutes a modern chocolate product, but this is intended for market and trade controls, and has no bearing on the actual definition and etymology of the word.

In my own personal opinion, higher grade and darker chocolate is immensely superior to the "common" kind. And I even appreciate superbly exotic twists on the original version, flavored with chili and other herbs and spices.

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Tennis Courts Please

Those of us who read the broadsheets would like it in relation to tennis courts please, not like the tabloid riff-raff with their football pitches (which vary in size).

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