This article suggests that eating dark chocolate on a regular basis could help reduce the risk of heart disease. Apparently eating a couple of chunks of dark chocolate daily for two weeks can reduce high pressure and lessen the risk of diabetes. Research also shows that patients who already have problems with blood pressure and are in the early stages of diabetes could boost their health simply by eating chocolate. Milk chocolate does not appear to have the same effect as dark chocolate as it does not contain enough of the beneficial flavanols which help fight disease. I’m not entirely convinced but any excuse to eat chocolate seems good to me.