This Valentine’s Day, show your sweetie you care with dark chocolate!
Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids that lower high blood pressure, increase blood flow to vital organs, help control blood sugar, protect against many kinds of cancer, slow the aging process and lower the risk of cavities. And as if these aren’t enough reasons to indulge, there really is no other food that contains the same combination of benefits as dark chocolate, according to Mary Engler, PhD, RN, of the University of California.
The best part? Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which has a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. In fact, it’s the same chemical your brain creates when you are falling in love!
Enjoy 1.6 ounces a day apiece for optimal health benefits.