Chocolate is Good For You


Chocolate is Good For you Sin in a Tin

Dark chocolate (cocoa) has significant health benefits:


Lowers Blood Pressure

People who eat a square of dark chocolate every night can reduce their blood pressure. Healthy compounds in cocoa increase nitric oxide.  Nitric oxide “opens up” blood vessels.  A different study shows that eating a whole bar enhances blood flow through arteries.

Reduces Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is lower in people who eat dark chocolate everyday. The optimum dose isn't know, but some researchers indicates that it doesn't take huge amounts.

Reduces Inflammation

Dark chocolate reduces inflammation in arteries associated with heart disease.

Chocolate eaters are more likely to survive a heart attack

Swedish researchers discovered that people who eat chocolate twice a week or more were more likely to survive a heart attack.

Increases Endurance

Cocoa catechins help muscles generate more energy. May reduce the risk of heart attack during exercise.

Reduces the risk of diabetes

Compounds in cocoa, wine and berries normalize insulin levels and other abnormalities in type 2 diabetes. Cocoa contains the same antioxidants as green tea, grapes and wine. They're known as catechins and procyanidins.

Elevates Mood

Cocoa has been called a drug because of the bioactive compounds it contains, including caffeine. Research shows that cocoa can increase serotonin in the brain. Chocolate itself contains the mood enhancers serotonin and dopamine.


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