Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Chocolate Isn't My Favorite Flavor

That would be coconut. But I'm headed to the Apple store anyway (check out stuff for the new Ipod) and Godiva Chocolates are very close.
Chocolate Linked to Lower Blood Pressure: "This time, researchers examined the eating habits of 470 healthy men who were not taking blood pressure medicine. The men who ate the most products made from cocoa beans _ including cocoa drinks, chocolate bars and chocolate pudding _ had lower blood pressure and a 50 percent lower risk of death.

The men ate the equivalent of about 10 grams of chocolate a day.

Cocoa beans contain flavanols, which are thought to increase nitric oxide in the blood and improve the function of blood vessels.

'This is a very important article providing epidemiological support for what many researchers have been observing in experimental models,' said Cesar Fraga of the University of California Davis, who does similar research but was not involved in the new study.

Buijsse noted the men eating the most cocoa products were not heavier or bigger eaters than the men who ate less cocoa.

Could the study results apply to women?"
I'm sure it does, just as I'm sure that Godiva has something with coconut under that chocolate. Besides, doesn't chocolate work on depression?

Next thing you know there will be chocolate covered cruciferous vegetables.

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