Monday, July 20, 2009

And I thought Chocolate is bad !!!!

I was reading thru my weekly subscriptions and came across this surprising article which talks about Chocolate being good for keeping BP low..


Just 30 calories per day of chocolate may be enough to help reduce your blood pressure. As far as serving sizes go, that’s about a Hershey’s Kiss worth.

But you have to eat the right kind of chocolate, according to Joseph Maroon, MD, author of The Longevity Factor. He recommends nonsweetened or minimally sweetened dark chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cocoa.

Crazy for Cocoa
Dark chocolate can also help reduce atherosclerosis and blood clotting, aid blood flow, contribute to an overall reduction in heart attacks, and improve cholesterol levels, according to Maroon. And it’s all thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in the cocoa bean. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about this heart-smart treat.

More Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate
As if you need them . . . Maroon offers three more great reasons to indulge:
  1. For better blood sugar. Chocolate enhances the effect of insulin and sugar utilization. Drop your blood sugar even further with this one painless click.
  2. For a finer complexion. Yep, fewer wrinkles and fine lines. Here’s how you can help your skin with chocolate.
  3. For a better mood. The taste isn’t the only reason it makes us smile. This is how you get happier with chocolate.
Hope you eat the right chocolate & in right amounts.. when you feel HIGH!!!!


Smita said...

This is one of the most encouraging post with the correct kind of information that i have read in recent times ;) hail to all chocolate lovers n eaters.

Ketaki... said...

I agree.. More reasons to bing on chocolate..

P.S.- Thanks for encouraging my blog.. :)