Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dark chocolate should be part of a balanced diet

Chocolate lovers.... Good news!!
We have one more excuse to eat chocolates!!
Eating dark chocolate can prevent heart disease!!!

Flavonoids, which occur naturally in cocoa beans, cut the risk of dangerous blood clots and relax blood vessels, stimulating the flow of blood around the body. Flavonoids tend to be higher in dark chocolate, as it has a higher cocoa content.

According to Professor Roger Corder, University of London, Chocolate should be part of a balanced diet. He says that an ounce, or 25g - around two or three squares - is best. He does have a few suggestions: "Lindt 85 per cent is what I have been eating. Their 75 per cent Ecuadorian chocolate is also very good."

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