I will admit that I find Dr. Oz to be rather on the annoying side. I mean does he really have to be that upbeat ALL the time? But no one is all bad either.
And you really have to kind of fall in love with a man who brings good news about chocolate. So, I am going to be in love with Dr. Roizen, his quieter partner on this one.
Dark chocolate acts as a beneficial pre-biotic in that its non-digestible components somehow stimulate the production of probiotics such as bifodobacterium and lactobascillus. Maybe that sounds bad, but they are good for tummy and aid digestion.
A half ounce of 70% dark chocolate no more than once a day but at least a couple times per week is recommended.
Sadly chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream do not supply the health benefits.