Monday, February 14, 2011

A Perfect Combination

It's Valentine's Day and you may be thinking of healthy ways to celebrate and I have the perfect combination for you ;-) You think of chocolate and many things come to your mind. The taste, the smell, just the sight of it sets the chocolate lovers on. There are benefits to eating chocolate - dark chocolate to be specific. And to those who might be wondering, red wine also has health benefits.

Guess what? Chocolate &Wine are both good for your heart!

Here's why:

Both Chocolate and Red Wine contains Flavonoid. In consuming foods rich in flavonoid, studies indicates that we also benefit from the antioxidants.  There are flavanols which are the main type of flavonoid found in chocolate and cocoa And the now on to the benefits:

  • lowers cholesterol
  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves blood flow to the heart
  • improves blood flow to the brain
  • improves on keeping blood platelets less sticky therefore it is able to clot
Now while you prepare to eat your dark chocolate and merrily drink your red wine,  do so in moderation

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