A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay
Chocolate lovers can rejoice again: More research has found that the antioxidants in dark chocolate can help slightly lower blood pressure.
But the good news comes with a caveat -- the chocolate portions have to be limited to 30 calories a day, which works out to slightly more than one Hershey's Kiss.
Such small amounts of the flavanol-rich cocoa found in dark chocolate "may be a promising behavioral approach to lower blood pressure in individuals with above-optimal blood pressure," the German researchers reported in their study.
The article goes into more detail, and it's worth a look. Now if you'll excuse me, there's a Hershey bar beckoning just 2 rooms away.