TEN GOOD REASONS TO ENJOY CHOCOLATE CAKE AS PART OF YOUR FREE CAKE FRIDAY (t&c’s apply)…

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What exciting news it was to hear that cocoa is so rich in health benefits. Here are ten reasons to enjoy that chocolate cake …

1. It’s good for the heart and circulation

A study from 2014 found that dark chocolatehelps restore flexibility to arterieswhile also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.

2. It reduces risk of stroke

Researchers in Finlandhave found that chocolate consumption lowers the risk of suffering a stroke – by a staggering 17 per cent average in the group of men they tested.

3. It’s mineral rich

Dark chocolate ispacked with beneficial mineralssuch as potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) chocolateprovides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.

4. It reduces cholesterol

Consumption of cocoa has been…

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