Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dark Chocolate Everyday Can Keep The Doctor Away

Why is Dark Chocolate Healthy?
Because chocolate is made from plants, it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables.

These benefits are from flavenoids which act as antioxidants protecting the body from aging caused by those nasty free radicals. Dark chocolate contains almost 8 times the number of antioxidants as found in strawberries. Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure because of the production of nitric oxide, as a result, dark chocolate is good for your heart.

A small bar of it everyday can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well.

Lower your blood pressure by consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday.

Lower your cholesterol with dark chocolate and reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.

The good news doesn't stop there.

Dark chocolate stimulates endorphin production and it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.