February 13, 2012
Chocolate hearts, chocolates kisses and chocolate truffles -- Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Is it true chocolate is good for you? Not all chocolate is the same. The dark chocolate contains more flavonoids which have a health benefit. All chocolate starts off as cocoa. If you have ever tasted cocoa powder it has a very strong, almost bitter, taste because of the flavonoids. Flavonoids are natural compounds found in food products like cocoa, tea, apples, cranberries, and peanuts. These special compounds help lower blood pressure, discourage blood from clotting and improve blood flow to the heart. The longer the chocolate is processed the more the flavonoids are decreased.
So give your sweetheart dark chocolate to help their heart.
Posted by Lisa at February 13, 2012 6:39 AM
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