Eating chocolate every day can help pregnant women decrease their risk of miscarriage according to new research from the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This finding by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researchers undermines the belief that chocolate actually increases miscarriages because of its caffeine content, particularly in the first three months of pregnancy.

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve the odds of miscarriage.

The researchers questioned 603 women, aged 18 to 55, whose most recent pregnancy ended in a first-trimester miscarriage, and 6,116 women whose pregnancy continued beyond three months.