Mmm... Chocolate. We all enjoy eating treats and not feeling guilty about it, right? Well, did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate (1-2 squares) may be good for your heart, increase your mood, decrease your blood pressure and help you live longer?
Cacao beans or the powder made from them are an ancient food with a renewed status as a “superfood”. Like other superfoods such as spinach, blueberries, and salmon shown to have positive health benefits, dark chocolate is naturally rich in antioxidants. Other nutrients dark chocolate is rich in include:
Ways to incorporate:
As Valentine’s Day approaches, share a piece of dark chocolate with your significant other and/or friends, and feel good about it!
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