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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Commercial milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of… Read More »

Tax chocolate and crisps to make veg cheaper, says Britain's top medical adviser

Chocolate and crisps should be taxed to make vegetables cheaper, Britain’s top medical adviser has said. Dame Sally Davies challenged the food industry, saying she was happy to become “chief nanny” and unveiled a blueprint for future health. It is the most radical plan yet to tax unhealthy foods, which could get more expensive in… Read More »