Chronic inflammation in the Coronary Arteries will lead to heart disease. To prevent Coronary Artery Disease, inflammation must be kept under control. Persons having a low amount of C-reactive protein in their blood have lower levels of inflammation.
A recent Italian research has shown that eating a very small piece of dark chocolate, about 6.7 grams/0.23 ounces, daily will be good to CAD patients. People who eat dark chocolate regularly, in small servings, have significantly lower levels of C reactive protein.
The dark chocolate will significantly reduce the inflammation that leads to cardiovascular disease. However, milk- chocolate does not appear to offer the same benefits.
A piece of dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away!