It's got to be the best news of the week - eating a little chocolate every day helps reduce stress.
An ounce-and-a-half (40 grams) of dark chocolate each day for two weeks can reduce stress levels in even the most highly stressed person, a new study has discovered.
Researchers monitored the health and stress levels of a group of volunteers who were given the chocolate to eat every day. Earlier studies have already shown that the antioxidants in dark chocolate reduce your risk of heart disease.
(Source: Journal of Proteome Research, 2009; November 12: doi: 10.1021/pr900607v).