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Want to combat heart disease? Eat more chocolate!

According to research, chocolate helps prevent heart disease, fights cell damage, and improves blood flow to the brain. 

In a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), it was found that higher chocolate intake was associated with a lower risk future risk of cardiovascular events among healthy men and women. 

The flavonoids in cocoa have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage. While flavonoids are found in lots of foods (tea, red wine, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, and nuts to name a few) they are particularly abundant in cacao beans. 

Click here to read BMJ study. 

 

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