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Valentines Day Tip: Think Dark Chocolate!

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Okay, you love birds.  Here’s a healthy tip I bet you didn’t know.

Believe it or not, dark chocolate is good for your heart…okay, I’m not talking about eating the entire box of Chocolates in one sitting! But some people don’t realize that dark chocolate with 80% cacao has antioxidants that protect the body from aging caused by free radicals.  It has nearly 8 times the number of antioxidants found in strawberries!

Dark Chocolate actually helps keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well.   It is known to reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol by up to 10 percent.  It also stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure; and contains serotonin, which helps with moods and sleep patterns as well as increased memory and learning.  So there you go, guys. Something sweet for her and it aids in better memory for you to remember the next anniversary or special day!

 

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Valentines Day Tip: Think Dark Chocolate

Believe it or not, dark chocolate is good for your heart…okay, I’m not talking about eating the entire box in one sitting! Dark chocolate with 80% cacao has antioxidants that protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, nearly 8 times the number of antioxidants found in strawberries.

Dark Chocolate actually helps keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well.   It is known to reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol by up to 10 percent.  It also stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure; and contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.

Here are a couple of great options:

http://www.more.com/2030/9985-romantic-and-healthy-dark-chocolate#1

http://www.godiva.com/catalog/product.aspx?id=1685&SE_Section=Shop&SE_Category=90&lastCat=90 .

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