Heart Health Tips – “Recent investigations published in the British Medical Journal show that eating chocolate is linked to a 39% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% reduced risk of stroke” …
Chocolate Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by 39%, Stroke by 29%
Chocolate May Not Be The “Sinful” Pleasure You Might Think
Good news! Chocolate lovers can come out of the closet! Recent medical studies are verifying in multiple ways and from multiple choices that eating chocolate may not be the “dietary sin” we’ve been led to believe. In fact, what’s being verified in multiple studies is that there are many health benefits of chocolate including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and possibly even diabetes!
Recent extensive studies have found that “bad” cholesterol can be lowered and “good” cholesterol raised by simply eating one or two servings of dark chocolate per week. This can have a huge effect on your heart health, and is becoming one of the more popular heart health tips you’ll see coming from both nutrition and medical sources.
Here’s a recent article from the “Natural Society” website that goes into greater detail. Inside the article itself there are some great links to other sources for even further documentation:
One study found that compared to those eating white chocolate, individuals who ate dark chocolate reduced their “bad” cholesterol by 20% while increasing their “good” cholesterol by the same percentage. Another study found that (people) who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk of heart failure by up to one-third. This study lasted 9 years and included 31,000 participants.