The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice your love of all things chocolate to reap the benefits that superfoods have to offer us. Dark chocolate (usually cocoa solids of at least 70%) contains flavonoids called polyphenols which help blood pressure, clotting, and inflammation.
It has been the subject of many studies in recent years and has been proven to reduce the risks and symptoms of cardiovascular disease in those who suffer or that are likely to develop it!
Dark chocolate has also been proven to be among the foods which positively benefit our mental health, having mood-boosting properties along with overall heart-helping ones.
Read more here: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3657
Unfortunately, milk chocolate and most candy bars don’t make the grade when it comes to protecting your heart.
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