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Documented Cases of 3 People over 100 years of age who eat lots of chocolate

One of the common misconceptions to sugar is that it damages the immune system and causes more harm than good.  While this is true if sugar is consumed in excessive amounts over the long term, when taken in short term amounts in moderate levels it actually boosts the immune system. This is why many Chinese flu remedies include brown sugar or cane sugar in their formulas, because the short term spike in blood glucose levels caused by the sugar helps make the immune system stronger.  This is much like the research that short term oxidative stress is actually good for the body, compared to long term stress which is harmful. Chocolate also contains Cocoa, which is a powerful natural antioxidant, which fights free radicals.

Let's look at long lived people who attribute their long lives to eating chocolate:

As of 2014, the world's oldest lady, 127-year-old Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, attributes her life to eating chocolate.

Ms. Jeanne Calment, 122 years of age as of 2014, eats one kilogram of chocolate every week and attributes this to her long lived life.

Peggy Griffiths, aged 100, eats 30 bars of chocolate each week.  She even had her own sweet shop in the 1930s.

So we can see that by having foods high in anti-oxidants, along with boosting our immune system short term can provide a boost towards living to beyong 100 years of age.

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