Whilst eating chocolate does boost calorie intake, a recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine has revealed that regular chocolate consumption was actually related to a lower body mass index (BMI).
The study in question involved the investigation of diet, calorie intake and BMI in 1,000 American study participants.
Interestingly, the researchers found that it was the individuals who ate chocolate regularly throughout the week that were slimmer on average that those who only ate it occasionally.
Though more research is needed to cement the theory, researchers believe that the reason for this could be related to the fact that chocolate contains a number of ingredients that may favour weight loss as opposed to fat synthesis.
Dr Beatrice Golomb (lead author) and her research team believe...