Chocolate Can Cut Blood Pressure and Help Heart
Mar 30th, 2010 - written by Stephan in Nutrition
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According to BBC News consuming chocolate in moderate amounts can help lowering your blood pressure.
They say that people who eat half a bar of chocolate per week had lower blood pressure and a 39% lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Eating much more chocolate on the other hand is bad for your health because of the high caloric density and the saturated fats that come with it.
In order to remain healthy, chocolate must not increase your overall calorie intake.
Unfortunately they left the most important question unanswered:
- Who´s eating just half a bar of chocolate? per week?
Some time ago I´ve learned that once per week you can eat whatever you like to in random amounts, because the stomach has limited capabilities of digesting plenty of food at once. Therefore I´m quite sure it is okay to even eat the whole bar, isn´t it?
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Source: BBC News UK
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