Mood Food: Is Chocolate Really Good for You?

Chocolate has been a hot topic – even in scientific literature – for a long time! Now a study of more than 900 men and women has found that those who screened positive for depression ate more chocolate (8.4 servings per month vs. 5.4 servings) than those without depression.

People with more severe depression consumed even more chocolate. These findings were not explained by changes in fat, carbohydrate or energy intake. (Note: a cross-sectional analysis like this does not prove causality.)

PositiveTip: Chocolate isn’t necessary for nutrition. Maybe we should wait for more research before we fully embrace its goodness.