18.02.13 Hey Sweettooth Dark Chocolate

February 14, 2018
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Number To Know:

22 lbs = Amount of candy Americans consume on average every year, according to US Census.

Top Culprit = Chocolate

If you’re gonna eat it…Is dark chocolate REALLY the best choice?

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“While nutrition advice can often be complicated, choosing dark chocolate for your heart health is simple…
Pass the dark chocolate my way!”

Christy Youens, Registered & Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD) interview with "SmartHER News"

Dark Chocolate: What’s The Magic?

Cocoa Flavanols

  • Flavanols = Nutrient found in cocoa beans.
  • Cocoa powder from beans makes chocolate.
  • Dark chocolate has higher amounts of flavanols.
  • Flavanols have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
“Flavanols in cocoa have been studied for many years. They have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage.”

Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, "Harvard Health Letter"

Dark Chocolate Is Not The Only Option

Your Flavanol Grocery List:

  • Tea (esp. Green Tea)
  • Apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, Red Grapes, & Pomegranates
  • Peanuts
  • Red Wine!

BTW: Sweet companies employ more than 60,000 Americans. Grab some chocolate chips and read on!

by Jenna Lee,