The Sunday Times
The ancient Mayans drank it for fertility, and the Spanish conquistadores ground it into paste and ate it to calm their stomachs and cure catarrh. Now the good news is that we are encouraged to eat chocolate to stay healthy. A London professor is prescribing chocolate to patients with cardiovascular disease to test whether the flavanols in it improve their condition, chocolate’s beneficial effects on blood flow being known. Mars is developing a chocolate-style medicine to be used to treat diabetes, strokes, dementia and heart disease. A few chocs daily may prevent fatal diseases or even improve sex drive. We wish.