Thursday, August 21, 2008

What A Treat!

New research is proving once again that there are even more health benefits in choosing dark chocolate. According to a recent study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Research Center, and partially funded by Hershey's, the flavonoid antioxidants found in dark chocolate helped lower the blood pressure and improve the vascular function of 45 individuals, two hours after consuming the cocoa treat. Dark chocolate has also been linked to preventing cardiovascular diseases and improving cognitive function in other recent studies. Plus, cocoa is not high in cholesterol or recognized as a source of trans fat. Still not convinced to go dark? Dark chocolate is also a great pairing with red wine!