Persuasive Essay On Chocolate

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You have a love for chocolates? Chocolate, usually referred to as the 'food of the gods ' in the U.S. is a part of human diet for almost 4,000 years. Originated from a region surrounding the Amazon basin and finally,introduced to the Western world by Christopher Columbus upon his return from fourth voyage to the New World in 1502, chocolate is now loved worldwide. A new research found that eating six bars of chocolate in a week reduces the chance of developing a dangerous type of heartbeat - that causes stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dementia and death, by almost 20 percent. One of the most widespread heart disease called Atrial fibrillation or heart flutter affects almost 33 million people worldwide, with chances of occuring in one off four adults at some point during the life course. The researchers concluded that taking one to three servings per month lowers the risk of atrial fibrillation by 10 percent while people who have one serving per week lowers it by 17 per cent and two to six servings per week reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation by 20 per cent. The study published in the journal Heart suggested that cocoa consumption in small amounts also have a significant and positive health impact. However, the researchers caution eating excessive amounts of chocolate and recommends moderate intake of chocolate rich in high cocoa content, since many chocolate products may lead to weight gain and other metabolic problems with high calories from sugar
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