“Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate in small amounts could be good for you, but this is the first study to track its effects over such a long period of time. Experts think the flavonols contained in chocolate are responsible. Flavonols, also found in vegetables and red wine, help the muscles in blood vessels widen, which leads to a drop in blood pressure.”
Our previous post gave you some tips on how to make your sweet cravings a little healthier. And the good news just keeps on coming. So maybe you don’t have to banish the Easter Bunny this weekend 😉 The not so good news is that you have to consume all of these things in moderation, which is where many, if not most of us, go wrong. I suppose, if eating chocolate makes you guilty, you could try vegetables and/or red wine to get the same benefits. The wine maybe, vegetables not so much….
If you are one of the many who gave up chocolate for lent and you already feel your blood pressure rising, never fear, the end is near! (Of your fasting, that is!) I should confess that as I sat at my keyboard typing this post, I indulged in a couple of chocolates. I can feel the benefits already….