Why Your Heart Loves Hershey's
April 3, 2009 4:30pm CST
this is from an email I received today from Realage I thought youall might be interested in. Something about eating chocolate...it has such an instatn feel good effect. And it turns out there's a reason to feel good. Research suggests that special antioxidants in cocoa may play a role in keeping blood pressure low. How low can you go? At least, that is the theory coming from a study of a salt loving population in Panama. High blood pressure is virtually unheard of among the Kuna Indians. And they drink an extraordinary amount of cocoa made from lightly processed beans. they also enjoy lots of fish and fruit--two additional heart healthy foods. Sweet Truths About Chocolate. Cocoa flavonoids help to widen and relax blood vessels and may activate an enzyme that helps lower blood pressure, too. But remember to be calorie wise: A little bit of chocolate goes a long way. And dark chocolate is best. Just in case you need a few more reasons to eat chocolate, here's more good stuff. Chocolate can smooth your skin. Chocolate makes you happy. It's not just your imagination.
• United States
5 Apr 09
I really like chocolate, myself. However, I try not to eat too much of it. there was once a time when I thought I had developed an allergic reaction to it. I didn't, though. What it was, I had been eating a lot of it at that time and it got to where I would get nauseated from it. that was several years ago. Kathy.