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Enjoy That Chocolate - And Enter Our Chocolate Giveaway!

Enjoy That Chocolate - And Enter Our Chocolate Giveaway!

Not that we needed a reason to eat more chocolate, but we are overjoyed by yet another research study showing the health benefits of eating our favorite treat.

Read on for details and a chance to win a year's supply of your favorite chocolate treat (up to $100 value)!

Dark chocolate gets the most positive press. Scientists previously praised it for its high antioxidants, its potential to lower blood pressure and its ability to improve several risk factors for disease.

But then last June, it was reported by the jounal Heart that milk chocolate has benefits too. Eating up to 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of either type of chocolate daily is linked with lowered risks of heart disease and stroke. If you could believe it, that amount of chocolate is equal to about 22 Hershey's Kisses!

And now, a study published in the journal Appetite finds that those who consume dark, milk or even white chocolate had better cognitive functions involving memory and the ability to focus. For this study, participants only had to eat chocolate once a week, but who could limit it to just that amount?

But before you finish that family-size bag of M&Ms, researchers do warn that the key is to consume chocolate in moderation. A small intake of chocolate once or twice weekly is probably best.

Ready to eat some chocolate? Tell us in the comments below what your favorite chocolate treat is (i.e, Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Godiva) and you will be entered to win a year's supply of it (up to $100 value)!

There are two ways to enter:

Simply comment below to tell us your favorite chocolate treat!

AND/OR

Tweet about the giveaway!

Click here to Tweet: "I entered a #ChocolateGiveaway to win my favorite treat, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/1TKNm4e"

*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive up to $100 worth of the chocolate they pick, provided the choice is available to purchase online. Giveaway is open through March 13th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: The winner is SheSpeaks member smase24! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to her!

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  • Sarah1990 By Sarah1990
    03.02.16  

    I love a Hershy Bar

  • Cruiser33 By Cruiser33
    03.02.16  

    When I am fortunate enough to be travelling my favorite chocolate is The Belgian Chocolate Box on St. Martin.

  • EnticingHealthyEating By EnticingHealthyEating
    03.02.16  

    Dark chocolate is my favorite chocolate treat. In any way, shape, or form!

  • LeahSaysViews By LeahSaysViews
    03.02.16  

    See's Peanut Butter Patties are my favorite then Quality White Chocolate or Snickers.

  • themomjen By themomjen
    03.02.16  

    Hershey's with almonds!

  • plong22 By plong22
    03.02.16  

    I love chocolate - especially any with caramel. Yummy !

  • skttles4203 By skttles4203
    03.02.16  

    hhmm I don't think I can chose just one! I love them all! Some days I go for a few nibbles of dark chocolate, some days I like milk chocolate with almonds, and others I enjoy a PB cup. There are those few days where I binge on some caramel chocolates, they are just to die for! However, you can't leave out those little Andies mints! Amazing! #chocolateismyaddiction

  • AnAmericanHousewife By AnAmericanHousewife
    03.02.16  

    The chocolate we most have in our home is unsweetened baking chocolate - I use it to make everything from homemade brownies to, chocolate cake, to my family's favorite hot fudge sauce.

  • CraftyMomma By CraftyMomma
    03.02.16  

    I love Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

  • kawpiglet By kawpiglet
    03.02.16  

    My Favorite Chocolate is Dark Chocolate Milky Ways I must admit I love all Chocolates I could list tons I love

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