Harvard Health Letter

Dark chocolate protects arteries?

Dark chocolate isn’t just a tasty treat; it may also be a good way to help prevent cardiovascular disease over the long term. Specific flavonoid compounds in dark chocolate keep the lining of the arteries more reactive to stress and changes in blood flow. This can also help lower blood pressure. However, dark chocolate is high in calories and saturated fat, so be sure to limit your intake to one or two ounces of chocolate per day.
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