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Dark chocolate is delicious and healthy

Source: Yahoo News
Dark chocolate seen healthy for arteries.

Our Summary

My favorite article this month is from Reuters Health that claims, “eating dark chocolate may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in healthy people”.

Dark chocolate is high in antioxidant and flavoniods, and “studies have shown that people with high blood levels of flavonoids have lower risk of heart disease, lung cancer, prostate cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes.”

After healthy volunteers consumed 100 grams of dark chocolate over 3 hours the researchers found there was a signficant decrease in aortic stiffness of 7%. The main affect being “dilation of small and medium-sized peripheral arteries and arterioles”.

However, let’s be honest did we really need a good reason to eat more chocolate? Now we just don’t feel so guilty!

Additional Sources

Source: Prevention
Dark chocolate can pack a big antioxidant wallop

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Kellie is 37 years old and together with her brother Steve makes up the My Health Software team.

She helps on the websites and gathering news for the programs. Kellie worked in the medical industry prior to having her two children (8 and 6) and has a strong interest in self awareness and management of health conditions.


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