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Eating chocolate is as healthy as exercising?

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Eating chocolate is as healthy as exercising?

(Above: Canadian Living's Filled Chocolates recipe. Photo by Rachel Singer) Amazing news, chocoholics. Our content director Cath Gray alerted me to this earth-shattering scientific breakthrough from Wayne State University in Detroit. Allegedly, researchers from this university have discovered - in mice - that consuming chocolate helps build mitochondrial cells in muscles. "Mighty mitochondria," my biology professor used to say. These little cells are the powerhouses of our muscles, and normally manufactured in the body through exercise. Does eating chocolate really replace exercise? I cannot find the original press release from the Wayne State University, only dozens of articles from dozens of news sources online. This makes me nervous that the findings aren't true. UPDATE: the editors of our sister publication Homemakers magazine found the study for me (thank you Janet!). See it here in The Journal of Psychology. Regardless, we all know chocolate is a great pick-me-up (mitochondria-building or not), so below is a fabulous Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe video starring our beloved food director Annabelle Waugh. This cookie batter can be frozen and baked later, making a tasty treat for lunches or a great recipe to make ahead for your holiday cookie exchange. Yes ladies & gents, December is creeping up on us! Scoop & Freeze Double Chocolate Chip Cookies: [HTML1] What kind of chocolate tickles your fancy - dark, milk, or white?
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