Chocolate and Acne: The Persistent Myth

We’ve all heard it at one time or another: “Don’t eat that piece of chocolate! Didn’t you know that chocolate gives you acne?” Out of fear, we put it down. Our mothers have told us this and their mothers before them have said it too. The belief that chocolate is linked to acne has transcended generations. ¬†Research has revealed, however, that this isn’t so. In fact, chocolate has not been proven to be a link to skin problems no matter how many times scientists have tried to find a connection between the two. And many of us know this and still try to exercise caution or second guess picking up that piece of chocolate. Why has this myth persisted? Perhaps it is because the seduction that lies in myths tends to be more powerful than the truth. But it is safe to say that you can pick up that piece of chocolate that you’ve been hiding from and take a bite without worry!

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