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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…traditional box of chocolates. If you make that dark chocolate, you’re not only giving a gift that’s from the heart, you’re also giving a gift that’s heart-healthy and has other therapeutic benefits. Here are six reasons you should add dark chocolate to your diet: 1. Lowers Blood Pressure. One of…

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Why Dark Chocolate Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer

Need a stocking stuffer idea? Go with dark chocolate. Thanks to an abundance of research on dark chocolate’s health benefits, you can give—and enjoy—this treat in good conscience. More than 3,000 scientific papers published on chocolate reveal that flavonoids in cocoa relax arteries, lower blood…

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Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate

…fat and calories—and it tastes way too good to be good for you—the health benefits of dark chocolate cannot be denied, even to people living with diabetes. Italian researchers discovered that dark chocolate significantly improves markers of insulin sensitivity. It can also decrease fasting insulin…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

…quell inflammation include fatty fish like salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and other natural, unprocessed foods. Phytonutrient-rich dark chocolate and berries, especially blueberries, and spices such as turmeric (curcumin) and ginger are also recommended. * Exercise. When you’re feeling…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…likely improves endothelial function in your arteries. You can add this good news to the mounting evidence that moderate intake of cocoa and dark chocolate is linked to improved cognitive functioning, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—along with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…intakes of cocoa and dark chocolate are also linked to improved cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—along with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? I recommend choosing dark chocolate, which is rich in…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…season—doesn’t have to expand your waistline or spike your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure…

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The Best Foods for Health

…Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine) lower risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. * The older we get, the less acute our sense of taste—and the greater…

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In Defense of Resveratrol

…talk shows, social media outlets, and scientific community buzzing. As you probably know, the health benefits of red wine and the benefits of dark chocolate have made headlines in recent years—and several studies suggest that a compound in these items, resveratrol, may have a significant impact on…

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