Chocolate Lovers Assemble!
Another post earlier in the year discussed chocolate and the negative effects it can have. So, when I came across this article, I couldn’t help but post it. As a girl who has gone through chocolate frenzies more than one a time, I was interested to read about the new research findings on the subject.
The article states that people who eat dark chocolate and cocoa powder are at a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack and strokes. This is because chocolate contains flavonols, disease fighting antioxidants. They help to improve cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and increasing blood flow. The flavonols in chocolate has also recently been found to have promising effects on insulin resistance, a condition that increases your risk for type 2 diabetes. Pretty great right?
Now before everyone gets too excited, the article also points out that those who ate “the most chocolate” in these studies, consumed less that 2 ounces of chocolate per week =( So while I wouldn’t reccomend eating a whole box of Godivas, chocolate in moderation can have some great benefits!
Hope you’re all enjoying your spring break, if you have a few free minutes and want to read this article here it is http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/cocoa-surprising-superfood