For the love of chocolate:
by Marissa de Crom, FYI
Want to cut your risk of heart disease in half? Try eating a little chocolate each day. That’s right chocolate lovers, indulge! Consuming moderate amounts of the popular treat is associated with reduced incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), as reported in a study recently published in the journal Clinical Nutrition. Chocolate – and dark chocolate in particular – contains high amounts of flavonoids, a major class of antioxidant plant chemicals called polyphenols. Previous research points to chocolate flavonoids reducing blood pressure and protecting against cardiovascular disease.