(March 27) A Wall Street Journal story from Jennifer Corbett Dooren about a corelation between thinness and chocolate swirling around the Internets yesterday has endurance athletes and coaches touting the benefits of this ancient super food.
The article cites a study in Southern California that surveyed 1,000 adults about their eating habits and discovered that people who ate a little of the sweet stuff mutiple times a week were skinnier than those who don't. Here's the weird part: the cocoa eaters actually consumed more calories per week than those who didn't.
The findings suggest that staying trim is not just a factor of calories in, calories out, but also depends on the type of calories eaten--in this case a high-fat, high-calorie dose of antioxidant rich dark chocolate.
Here's the key information from the story: