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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is eating 90% dark chocolate an hour before bed bad for you?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Bedtime eating: Eating anything 1 hour before bedtime is not good for your health.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Benefits: I agree with dr. Lawson that eating late at night is not a healthy trend. However, eating dark chocolate which is bitter (at least 75% dark chocolate) provides high concentrations of flavanols (antioxidants). It can help to reduce cholesterol levels & protect from heart & live rdisease. It may reduce feeling stressed & help to control appetite.
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Last updated Feb 15, 2019

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