Good news for chocolate lovers
We have gone all chocolatey this week, healthy chocolate, naturally! Well, Easter is around the corner and it is okay to indulge in a sweet treat every now and again. And after reading this – ‘Good news for chocolate lovers – dark chocolate may help to protect the health of the heart’ – we are eating our favourite dark chocolate varieties with a loving and open heart.
‘Dark chocolate is rich in flavonols, which evidence suggests may thin the blood and help prevent clotting’, explains holistic health expert Sarah West in Your Healthy Living magazine.
Furthermore, the epicatechin found in dark chocolate is thought to help lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel health by boosting nitric oxide levels. A reduction in blood pressure is thought to be beneficial for the avoidance of heart disease and stroke. Staying active, reducing the amount of salt in your diet and maintaining a healthy weight are also key strategies for keeping blood pressure under control and improving heart health.’
What dark chocolate will you indulge in this Easter?