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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chocoholics get stoked!!!

Ok, so usually I read these "studies" that are sent to me daily and 90% are total crap and really show nothing super important that will effect my life or my patients in any way. BUT last week (sorry guys I just got around to reading it today) I was sent a study related to chocolate and how it is actually GOOD for you!  This makes my life...I love chocolate and have to have a small nibble daily or I want to eat a bucket of it!!

The study was done using participants who eat chocolate frequently (about 7.5grams/day- a square of chocolate) had a significantly lower risk of heart attacks and strokes versus those who only ate chocolate in small amounts (1gram or less/day).  Cocoa helps to reduce blood pressure, so your risk of stroke is actually more effected, but still both risks are reduced.

The bad news? Milk chocolate lovers...not so much good for you; the higher the cocoa content the better, so dark chocolate is the way to go.  AND, I am not telling you guys to solely consume chocolate at this time, based on this study...because it does have a high calorie content and fats, but if you are craving something sweet, instead of eating a handful of jellybeans (or insert your go to quick sweet snack here) eat a couple of dark chocolate cubes and totally don't feel guilty about it!!

I hope this made your day as much as mine!

Yours in Good Health!

B

2 Comments:

At April 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Miss Anne said...

http://www.divinetreasureschocolates.com

Must buy! She uses only the most high quality ingredients; she is a purist. To die!!

 
At April 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Nurse Bridgid said...

Excellent suggestion, Anne! Thank you :)

 

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