Study: Chocolate may be good wake-up snack

A small new study suggests that eating chocolate first thing in the morning may have some benefits!

The trial involved 19 postmenopausal women who either ate about 3.5 ounces of milk chocolate within an hour after waking up or within an hour before bedtime for two weeks.

The researchers found it did not lead to weight gain when compared to those who did not consume chocolate.

In fact, the scientists say eating chocolate decreased hunger and the desire for sweets.

Also, eating it in the morning was linked to increased fat burning and a reduction of blood glucose levels.

However, the experts say more research is needed. That includes a study with a larger sample size that involves men and younger women.

This research is from Spain’s University of Murcia and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is published in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.