EAT SMARTER NOT HARDER:  Chewing Chocolate in the Morning Can Burn Fat?  Yep.

Just in Time for Valentine Treats:  Study Finds Eating Chocolate in the Morning Can Burn Fat

[And there’s a benefit in the evening, too!]

While their hearts might have been in the right place, it turns out our parents were wrong about eating candy in the morning.

At least that’s the word from Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers, who say eating 100 milligrams of chocolate – within one hour of waking up – actually helps burn fat and reduces blood glucose levels.

Eating chocolate a half hour before you go to sleep can even help you doze off faster, they say.  It’s a “soporific” effect.

Although the study was conducted with female volunteers who were postmenopausal; the researchers say they plan on repeating the study with men and children to see if the results will be the same.

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