Enjoy That Chocolate - And Enter Our Chocolate Giveaway!

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Mar 02, 2016

Not that we needed a reason to eat more chocolate, but we are overjoyed by yet another research study showing the health benefits of eating our favorite treat.

Read on for details and a chance to win a year's supply of your favorite chocolate treat (up to $100 value)!

Dark chocolate gets the most positive press. Scientists previously praised it for its high antioxidants, its potential to lower blood pressure and its ability to improve several risk factors for disease.

But then last June, it was reported by the jounal Heart that milk chocolate has benefits too. Eating up to 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of either type of chocolate daily is linked with lowered risks of heart disease and stroke. If you could believe it, that amount of chocolate is equal to about 22 Hershey's Kisses!

And now, a study published in the journal Appetite finds that those who consume dark, milk or even white chocolate had better cognitive functions involving memory and the ability to focus. For this study, participants only had to eat chocolate once a week, but who could limit it to just that amount?

But before you finish that family-size bag of M&Ms, researchers do warn that the key is to consume chocolate in moderation. A small intake of chocolate once or twice weekly is probably best.

Ready to eat some chocolate? Tell us in the comments below what your favorite chocolate treat is (i.e, Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Godiva) and you will be entered to win a year's supply of it (up to $100 value)!

There are two ways to enter:

Simply comment below to tell us your favorite chocolate treat!

AND/OR

Tweet about the giveaway!

Click here to Tweet: "I entered a #ChocolateGiveaway to win my favorite treat, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/1TKNm4e"

*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive up to $100 worth of the chocolate they pick, provided the choice is available to purchase online. Giveaway is open through March 13th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: The winner is SheSpeaks member smase24! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to her!

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by WhitneyFaith | CHILLICOTHE, OH
Jun 20, 2016

My favorite chocolate bar is Hersheys. My ultimate candy chocolate is Teases Peanut butter cups especially the big, deeper cups! Need one now!!!

by photoe | Alta Loma, CA
Apr 15, 2016

mmm - ever try See's?

by createwell | Garden Grove, CA
Apr 07, 2016

Doves dark chocolate!!!!

by SimplyKristi | P C BEACH, FL
Mar 31, 2016

I love ghirardelli twilight chocolate! It is delicious!

by awange | Stockton, CA
Mar 31, 2016

I love dark chocolate brownies

by Ammie38 | Lewisville, NC
Mar 30, 2016

Ghiradelli dark chocolate sea salt soiree!! Yuuummmm!!!

by Mitchgal | DYER, IN
Mar 30, 2016

Mine is simple....a graham cracker with a piece of dark chocolate!

by cjwalk06 | LANSING, MI
Mar 29, 2016

Reese's peanut butter cups. In all sizes. My absolute favorite! The salty peanut butter is a perfect mate for the chocolate. I love the White chocolate peanut butter cups too!

by jandgkids | BOCA RATON, FL
Mar 27, 2016

I love Snickers and M&M's! Love Godiva but who can afford that??

by Makaela88 | MARION, IA
Mar 26, 2016

I'm in love with kit kats!!

by Renderus6 | Pine Bluff, AR
Mar 21, 2016

I would love to win some goodies

by Elisandra75 | ASTORIA, NY
Mar 21, 2016

My favorite chocolate treat is Snickers and Hershey's Kisses love them those are my major weaknesses !!!!

by tsmith4 | CORTLAND, IL
Mar 20, 2016

Reeses peanut butter cups are my thing.

by aglicker | NEW YORK, NY
Mar 18, 2016

Absolutely nothing beats a Dove dark chocolate bar.

by Pamela62180 | Vero Beach, FL
Mar 17, 2016

My favorite chocolate is a MARs bars just the right combination.

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