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A Dark Revelation
December 10, 2014
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Many of you would be happy to know that dark chocolate is good for your heart health. The reasoning being that the cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help repair damage. Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in cocoa and chocolate. Several studies have found that dark chocolate, with its heart-healthy flavonols, can help restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis.

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