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For Heart Health, Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

by Rachel Stockton Who cares about diamonds, chocolate is a girls’ best friend!  Chocolate’s silky rich ooey-gooey-ness is far less expensive, allowing indulgence on a weekly basis. Before you stock up though, there are a few guidelines regarding the type and of chocolate and how much you should consume for maximum heart benefit. Chocolate is a significant source of flavonoid antioxidants.  Several short-term clinical trials revealed it to be beneficial to cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, reducing incidence of stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI),...

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