Do you ever feel like health advice has bipolar disorder or at the very least, mood swings? One day margarine is going to save your heart and then we find out that the hydrogenated oils in margarine have been harming your heart for years.
Ah, right. Sorry about the heart disease.
Here’s another from our official dietary advice. “You have got to drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water every day.” I’ve heard that called hateful drinking because sucking back eight swimming pools of water just makes you grumpy. And it turns out there's no scientific evidence that everyone needs to heed this advice.
As the bearer of good news though, let me tell you that the Olympic back-flipping also applies to the evil saturated fats in chocolate. We were told that these Voldemort villains were heart stoppers. But, now we part our hair on the side and not in the middle, and all saturated fats aren’t all bad for you all the time.
Like most bad guys, they’re just misunderstood. And chocolate’s supposedly-offending sat fats turn out to be heart healthy. They come from a bean, which grows right on a tree, and that should have been clue number 1, but let’s just do the math here.
The fats in chocolate come from cocoa butter: