Nutritional scientists and biochemists have known for decades that antioxidant compounds, at least in theory, are potential lifesavers. They soak up chemicals known as free radicals and may even help prevent their formation. Free radicals are highly energetic molecules that are formed as a byproduct of cellular metabolism. They are extremely destructive to cells and tissues, and have even been suggested as the prime culprit in the aging process.
An all-chocolate diet appeals to the inner child in most of us, but it's not likely to be healthful.