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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

In the past I've spoken to the medicinal properties of dark chocolate, as well as its life extension and overall health benefits. Well, more recently, we've received some additional scientific data on the cardio-protective aspects of chocolates and cocoas. As early as 2000, Internal Medicine News featured…

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3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…Nature’s moon cycles. That way you’re getting all of the healthy benefits without pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides. 3. Dark chocolate. Believe it or not, dark chocolate which contains 65% polyphenol-rich cocoa is one of the best desserts you can choose for a heart-healthy diet. It helps to lower…

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5 Last-Minute Heart Healthy Gifts

…of fruits and vegetables. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite healthy gift to give? Here are more hearthealthy gift ideas: * Box of Dark Chocolate * A Bottle of Red Wine and Wine Glasses * Yoga Mat, Carrying Bag, or Gift Certificate for Yoga Lessons

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Chocolate and Your Heart

…all things, moderation is the key. But, if you have considered chocolate and cocoas an absolute no-no, it's time to reevaluate. Just stick to dark chocolate and take time to savor and enjoy. Happy Holidays! For more cardiovascular nutrition tips, visit Dr. Sinatra’s Web site.

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More Good News About Chocolate and Your Heart

…recall that I’ve long advocated dark chocolate, eaten in moderation of course. It can have a very positive effect on your heart health. Now, two new studies have cited even more chocolate-specific health perks for your heart. The first big news? Eating dark chocolate (which is 65% polyphenol-rich cocoa…

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Chocolate Euphoria

…the winter “hump month” of February, maybe getting a little dark chocolate in our diets will be a TWO-FOLD Valentine’s Day treat—we can express our love, and break some winter blues as well. Just remember, it’s DARK chocolate that offers all the healthy heart nutrition perks, not milk chocolate…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…noticeable difference after you eat it, you know first-hand that there is such a thing as a mood-boosting food. But while one or two squares of dark chocolate are good for your heart I wouldn’t recommend depending on it to boost your mood. But the good news is there are a number of other healthy foods…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks You Can Enjoy--Guilt-Free!

…nutty butter mixed with the sweetness of the apple satisfies your hunger and your taste buds. 5. Dark Chocolate: If you want to satisfy a sweet tooth, you can enjoy a square (or two) of dark chocolate a few times a week. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite heart-healthy snack? You May Also…

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Books on Reversing and Preventing Heart Disease

…connectedness—whether to a spouse, good friends or even our neighbors—benefits our hearts as well, aiding in the prevention of heart disease. Cards, dark chocolate and flowers are all excellent ways to show your love and appreciation on Valentine’s Day. Plus, this year I encourage you to add another token…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…I’ll tell you what I do. I love dark chocolate—60 percent or 70 percent cacao. It satisfies my sweet tooth. Plus, the polyphenols in the dark chocolate can protect your heart. Would I eat chocolate at every meal? Of course not. But having it a small amount a few times a week is perfectly okay.…

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