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Benefits of EVOO & Chocolate

I am making chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day and I know that you can add oil to the chocolate to keep it from becoming too thick. Can I use olive oil to do that?

Yes! In fact, the combination of EVOO and chocolate was shown to improve several indicators of heart health after only 4 weeks in people who had some form of cardiovascular risk. Moderation is key, the amount of chocolate the participants ate was equivalent to around 3 chocolate covered strawberries.