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Johns Hopkins University researchers have discovered new evidence that suggests eating a little chocolate – especially dark chocolate – might help ward off artery-blocking, heart attack-provoking blood clots.

It seems clots form more slowly in the blood of chocolate lovers than of those who pass up the goody. Cocoa beans contain flavonoids that seem to have blood-thinning effects similar to those of aspirin, known to reduce platelet clumping.

And dark chocolate is lower in sugar and fat than milk chocolate, making it a healthier way to reap the rewards.

With the fast-approaching spring holidays, there will be a lot of chocolate floating around. Reach for the dark kind and enjoy both its flavor and health benefits!

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