Monday, June 28, 2010

Chocolate Is Good For You!

Are you feeling guilty because you can't resist chocolate? Think again. Chocolate, in moderation, has many redeeming effects on the body. Read on...

A Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, published by Webdoctor

Chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, calcium, potassium and vitamins B-2 and E.
The darker you go the better. The darker it is means it has more cocoa – an ingredient shown to trigger the release of neurotransmitters that help alleviate depression.
Chocolate can also help relieve stress. In a recent study those who ate about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks, reduced their stress hormones.
Theobromine, an ingredient in chocolate, is more effective at stopping persistent coughs than codeine.
Chocolate is also good for your heart, it contains oleic acid – a monounsaturated fat that helps boost good cholesterol levels.
Flavanols in chocolate MAY help prevent arteries from hardening.

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