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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"Hi Amanda, just a quick note to let you know that I lost exactly 2 kgs after one month. Much to my astonishment because I haven't been 'really' trying. As I only have 4 more to go, I know that it's going to take a while and I don't expect to lose that much next month, however it did give me a real sense of achievement and a spring in my step. Many thanks for all the tips, I completely love being able to eat my usual diet and just listen to my body. The silly season is upon us, so probably a few more glasses of bubbles than usual but that's half the fun of it right! Kind regards, A.A. P.S. my 'sometimes doubting' husband also lost 1.5kgs! "