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Should I consume chocolate and wine because of their antioxidants?

If you enjoy the odd piece of chocolate or an occasional glass of wine, then think of the antioxidants and the other beneficial components they contain as a bonus to your health. If you're not into chocolate or wine, however, there's no need to make a point of consuming them in order to get any reported health benefits. Chocolate and wine are but two of thousands of different foods that contain antioxidants. When you eat a wide variety of foods, you get a wide range of antioxidants and plenty of other goodies into your body - regardless of whether you consume chocolate and wine.

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"BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS I HAVE LOST A FURTHER FOUR KILOGRAMS. I am fifty-one years of age and since I have been about thirty years of age I have been on diets where I have lost weight over a short period of time and then regained the weight plus back again. At the beginning of this year I put myself through the same rigor not having any beer and eating nothing but rabbit food for about seven weeks. During this period I enrolled on a course held by the Sydney Community College, which had included in the subject matter “loose weight and keep it off”. After loosing nine kilograms on my crash diet my weight had plateaued by the time I attended the seminar presented by Amanda. I was astonished by the revelations that Amanda pointed out in relation to diets. Having a broad spectrum of foods, having foods as natural as possible and listening to the needs of my body, all backed up with scientific research made the impossible dream of keeping the weight off a reality. I have resumed a normal life again after my crash diet and am now following the rules of [The Don’t Go Hungry Diet] and I now drink premium beer (less processed) and eat a broad spectrum of foods and listen to the needs of my body and beyond my wildest dreams I have lost a further four kilograms. I have never lost weight before whilst having beers. "

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