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De-Chox: The Ultimate Chocolate Lover Challenge

De-Chox: The Ultimate Chocolate Lover Challenge

Published at 11:55am 23rd January 2019.

Chocoholics across the UK are preparing to give up chocolate for the month of February as part of the British Heart Foundation's De-Chox. 

  • 1 in 10 people in Yorkshire and the Humber admit that they would break the law if a chocolate ban came into place
  • 2.7 million people say they'd leave the UK if there was a chocolate ban
  • 1 in 5 say they indulge in chocolate 2‐3 times a week and nearly 1 in 4 women say they eat chocolate 1‐2 times a day.

Could you give up chocolate for a month?

British Heart Foundation DeChox campaign sending chocolate packing
Could you take part in the British Heart Foundation De-Chox challenge?

The British Heart Foundation DeChox

Experts from the British Heart Foundation are encouraging people to give up chocolate for the month of February. 

Not only is it good for health, it's a personal challenge and could save you a few quid too if you're a regular snacker!

By raising money for the charity through sponsorship too, you will be saving lives through research, treatment and support to those in need. 

The British Heart Foundation say:

"One in four of us in the UK and one in three globally die from heart and circulatory diseases. That’s why the British Heart Foundation funds world‐leading research into their causes, prevention, treatment and cure.

"Advances from our research have saved and improved millions of lives, but heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and their risk factors such as diabetes still cause heartbreak on every street."

BHF de chox calendar
Just take it day by day...

Download your free De-Chox fundraising pack from the British Heart Foundation to get involved and find out more.

Ben Groom from Stray FM's Food and Drink Show talked to Tracy Parker from British Heart Foundation alongside case study Marissa Hazell about De-Chox:

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