is actually potentially good for your dental health.

Rising Prices

Angus Kennedy once worked as a chocolate taster for candy manufacturers in England. How does that sound for a fun job? “People are prepared to pay 70 pounds ($113) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) for chocolate,” says Kennedy. He predicts a noticeable shortage of cocoa beans within the next seven years all over the world. One way to combat the inevitable supply and demand issue is to adjust production practices. One average bar of milk chocolate weighs 3.5 ounces, but has gone up in price by 28 percent over the last year. Cocoa butter, another key ingredient in chocolate, has risen 63 percent in the past two years. Different measurements and recipes could make a huge difference in stretching out the rarer ingredients in chocolate.

Dental Health Benefits

Chocolate lovers tend to be elated when they hear that one of their favorite things to eat actually contains health-enhancing ingredients with the potential to improve control of gum disease. Dark chocolate, in moderation, boasts heart health. There are other ways that oral health and overall health are related, such as strokes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Chocolate is among many consumables that help control bacterial population in our mouths so that much less bacteria can enter your body.

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