Tag Archives: chocolate

And now for something really useful

The only health story you’re likely to have read this week is about chocolate. Is it good for your heart? Maybe, but we don’t really know. We need more, and better, studies. Not that they’ll make any difference, now that the chocolate=healthfood meme is so firmly established. I’ve nothing against chocolate, and quite a lot […]

Chocolate – the elixir of life?

The media loves a good chocolate story, especially one that says it’s good for you. Ditto red wine, or indeed any alcohol, or anything that people might actually like to eat or drink. These stories feed nicely into our personal health beliefs. Surely nothing labelled ‘organic 70% cocoa solids Fairtrade’ can be bad for you? […]