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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…why dark chocolate is part of healthy heart nutrition. 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 three separate studies—all of which concluded that dark chocolate and…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…benefits of dark chocolate, eaten in moderation of course. It can absolutely be part of a heart-healthy diet. Now, two new studies have cited even more chocolate-specific health perks for your heart. The Benefits of Dark Chocolate: It Helps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Eating dark chocolate (which is…

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Why You Crave Dark Chocolate

If you feel like you're craving dark chocolate and find that it lifts your mood, you're not imaging it. British researchers have demonstrated that chocolate contains mind-altering chemicals that can actually stimulate your central nervous system and "make you feel young and in love." What Are the Mood…

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

…That way you’re getting all of the healthy benefits without pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides. Heart-Healthy Food #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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More Mounting Evidence Shows Chocolate Helps Prevent Strokes

…there was an approximately 14% addition reduction in stroke risk. It’s believed that the cardiac protection of chocolate, and particularly dark chocolate, comes from its powerful antioxidant flavonoids. They help to improve circulation, control blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and more. What…

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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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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

…with the sweetness of the apple satisfies your hunger and your taste buds. Heart-healthy snack #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 heart-healthy snacks do you incoporate into your heart…

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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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