Skip to content

Eat your easter chocolate, guilt free

April 4, 2010

A study just published in the European Heart Journal has great news for all of us who love to eat chocolate around Easter — it can actually help prevent heart disease and stroke! Yesssss.

Okay, but here’s the other important thing to keep in mind: moderation. You should only eat small amounts of chocolate without increasing your calorie intake and while still eating those other important healthy foods.

Researchers believe that flavanols in cocoa may be the main benefit behind lower blood pressure and a overall healthy heart.

So here’s to more chocolate and a happy Easter for those of you celebrating today.

photo, flickr: The Co-operative

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: