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Here’s What Scientists Found Eating Chocolate Does to Your Heart — Health News

A new study from Denmark gives you another excuse to indulge in chocolate: It's been linked to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation, which is when your heartbeat is irregular. The study, published in the journal BMJ Heart, adds to a wealth of research that touts the sweet confection as a heart-healthy treat since it's been linked to preventing heart disease and stroke.

The Denmark study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at 55,000 Danish subjects between the ages of 50 and 64, their chocolate consumption, and heart health. Those who reported eating chocolate (of all kinds) once a month have atrial fibrillation rates that were 10 to 20 percent less than those who were less regular in their chocolate intake.

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Lidl Announces Locations of First 9 Grocery Stores in the U.S. — Grocery News

American shoppers will soon be able to peruse the aisles of a popular European grocery chain called Lidl in nine different locations in the country. Earlier this month, the supermarket announced their plans to unveil 20 stores across the nation this summer, with the first batch opening on Thursday, June 15. Today, the chain has announced exactly which nine locations will be up and running mid-June.

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Trader Joe’s Sells Tiny Avocados Now (and They Actually Serve a Purpose) — Grocery News

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Trader Joe's just released the most adorable grocery find: teeny-tiny avocados. Ranging from $2.69 to $2.99, shoppers can get a bag of six miniature Insta-worthy avocados. And while they're not practical for mass consumption, there are some benefits.

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Here’s the Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms, According to Science — Food News

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Ever wonder the best way to prepare mushrooms without sacrificing their nutritional content? A few scientists from the Mushroom Technological Research Center in La Rioja, Spain did and they have the answer for how to best prepare the fungus.

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Extra Crispy’s Bacon Critic Has Chosen the Best Bacon in America — Food News

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Like most things in life, not all bacon is created equal. Some offer better flavors and others are easier to cook with. Extra Crispy's bacon critic, Scott Gold, took one for the team and sampled a plethora of bacon to decide the best bacon in America.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cut Will Reduce SNAP Funding by $190 Billion — Food News

President Trump unveiled his first major budget proposal on Tuesday, called "The New Foundation for American Greatness," which included massive cuts to government programs that benefit low-income Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — also known as SNAP and more commonly recognized as food stamps — has come under the commander-in-chief's chopping block.

As per the proposal, the budget will reduce SNAP funding by $190 billion over the next decade. SNAP currently serves 42 million Americans.

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