Your Impression May Be Wrong

Clear Panglin
Professor Janet Wright
English Writing
4 June 2009
Your Impression May Be Wrong
--Chocolate Brings You More Good Than Harm
Chocolate which is made from cacao beans has been both loved and hated by people for hundreds of years, ever since Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez who took it back to Spain. (Mark Stibich,PhD.“Health Benefits of Chocolate.” People love its sweet and smooth taste but loathe its weight-adding effect. Just as every coin has two sides; eating chocolate can bring both good and bad to people. Some become chocolate addicts who can resist the temptation, while some keep themselves away from this sweet devil. It’s easy to have the impression that chocolate only brings you fat, misshapes you and increases the potential of obesity. In fact, chocolate does more good than harm to your body and mind. Eating chocolate in the proper amount is wholesome, for which undue worry is unnecessary.
My work is divided into three sections. The first section gives a correction to some of the inappropriate impressions of chocolate. The second section offers more good effects that chocolate has on health. The third section compares chocolate with other generally believed wholesome food on their benefits on health.
However, according to research done by scientists, these common myths about the dangers of eating chocolate are groundless.
Firstly, while both cocoa and chocolate contain sugar, they also have properties that work against sugar’s tendency to produce the oral bacteria that eventually leads to dental decay. In fact, researchers at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, have concluded that milk chocolate is one of the snack foods that is least likely to contribute to tooth decay, since it contains phosphate and other minerals.(Mark Stibich....