It’s hard to go wrong with a classic and delicous chocolate bar!

While their hearts might have been in the right place, it turns out our mothers were wrong about eating chocolate in the morning.

At least that’s the word from Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. They say eating 100 milligrams of chocolate within one hour of waking up actually helps burn fat and reduces blood glucose levels.

Eating it a half-hour before going to sleep can even help people doze off faster, they say.

Neuroscientist Dr. Frank A.J. L. Scheer said, “Our findings highly [show] that not only ‘what’ but also ‘when’ we eat can impact physiological mechanisms involved in the regulation of body weight.

The study was conducted with all-female volunteers who were postmenopausal.

But, the researchers say they plan on repeating the study with men and children to see if the results will be the same.

Would you love to eat a little chocolate for breakfast each day? Do you have any strange breakfast habits?


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