Chocolate Can Be Good For You....YEAH!

5 more reasons to each chocolate...like I even needed a reason!!!!!

1. Improves Cholesterol Levels. A recent study conducted at Penn State University found that people who ate a diet rich in cocoa powder and dark chocolate had lower oxidation levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol and higher levels of HDL "good" cholesterol.

2. Regulates Blood Pressure. According to a German study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a bite of dark chocolate a day may help regulate high blood pressure. The study's authors suspect that the cocoa increases levels of nitric oxide, a compound that helps to relax and open the blood vessels.

3. Builds Muscles. It might seem like a strange choice for a sports drink, but chocolate milk may help boost athletic performance. In a recent Indiana University study, cyclists who drank chocolate milk between workouts scored better on fatigue and endurance tests than those who consumed standard sports beverages.

4. Boosts Brainpower. According to the National Alzheimer's Association, consuming dark chocolate can help reduce your chances of developing dementia later in life.

5. Fights Disease. Cornell University researchers recently found that cocoa contains nearly twice the disease-fighting antioxidants of red wine and up to three times more than green tea.


Felicia said...

if chocolate milk builds muscles.. i must be all kinds of strong!

Jenny said...

Good news! Someone pass the chocolate.

Felicia said...

Come pick up an award!!

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