Monday, June 22, 2009

Eat More Chocolate

It's true! Dark chocolate is the new health food. Recent studies have shown that a daily serving of dark chocolate may:

1. Lower blood pressure
2. Reduce the risk of diabetes
3. Keep cholesterol levels stable or even improve them
4. Enhance cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain
5. Boosts mood
6. Prevents cell damage
7. Improves blood sugar levels
8. Eases a persistant cough
9. Helps ease chronic fatigue syndrome
10. Raises HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol

Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that help fight off cell damaging molecules in the body that accelerate aging and disease. The higher the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate, the more antioxidants it has and the better for you it is.

Health benefits are only with dark chocolate. White chocolate doesn't contain any antioxidants and milk chocolate contains extra ingredients that won't let the body absorb the antioxidants

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