Dark Chocolate

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

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 blood pressure levels and helps to lower your risk of cardiometabolic disorders. In fact, research shows higher chocolate

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More Mounting Evidence Shows Chocolate Helps Prevent Strokes

…than those who didn’t eat chocolate. Plus, they found that for every additional 50 grams of chocolate eaten a week, 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…

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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

…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-Boosters in Dark Chocolate?…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

If you crave chocolate when you’re stressed or feeling blue, and feel a 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…

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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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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…But if you have a sweet tooth, 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…

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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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