If you mention the words dark chocolate, everyone seems to know the importance and value of eating it although they aren’t sure why. However, not that many people want to eat dark chocolate because of calories.  A study by Harvard University has discovered a link by reducing your risk of a fatal heart condition, called an atrial fibrillation simply by eating more dark chocolate or even chocolate in general.  The researchers found that by eating two to six ounces which in milliliters is 59.14 to 177.42 each week can reduce your risk of atrial fibrillation by as much as twenty percent.  It is a great idea for anyone who loves chocolate.  They can indulge feeling they are helping their health rather than just eating sweets even if they crave them.  A higher risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure has been linked by the researchers to the atrial fibrillation.  This condition has symptoms of an irregular and frequent rapid heart rate which is linked to health issues.  This study was conducted using a Danish database of 55,502 men and women.  Approximately 3,346 of the participants had the atrial fibrillation.  This study was over a thirteen and one half year follow up period.  At the beginning of this scientific research project, the participants’ blood pressure, cholesterol and their body mass index were checked.  What is interesting is that the women who only ate one serving and the men who ate the  two to six  servings had the greatest reduction in their heart condition risk.   Overall, the participants of the study who did eat the two to six servings per week had the greatest reduction, twenty percent.  Obviously, dark chocolate contains a higher amount of cocoa content than milk chocolate.  There is limited research for the individuals who only enjoy milk chocolate.  Even small amounts of chocolate can lower the risk of atrial fibrillation.  The important part of this study is that dark chocolate will help you reduce your heart risks and it contains high amounts of antioxidants. However, this doesn’t mean that you should stock up on candy bars.  The smart move is to buy the cacao bars that are high in dark chocolate and just eat a small amount each day.  Chocolate actually originated in 1900 BC.  Obviously, our ancestors knew a good thing back then.  In the Good Gus series, in book one, when Bob at the sweet shop ran out of chocolate ( I never specified dark chocolate), Bad Bart was furious.  It’s a good book for young children and is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide along with the website.  If you are sitting back enjoying that bar of dark chocolate, look for “Misplaced Trust” on the following websites:  24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino.