Does Dark Chocolate Protect the Heart?

Does Dark Chocolate Protect the Heart?

Does dark chocolate help protect the heart, and if it does, why? There have been numerous reports looking at this. A new study out of Yale has some very interesting findings. According to the researchers, dark chocolate may also boost the function of vital endothelial cells that line the inside of blood vessels. Cocoa is rich in a group of antioxidant compounds called flavonoids which are also found in fruits and vegetables, wine, and green tea. It is the flavonoids which protect the heart.

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Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

It is one of the best-kept secrets in medicine; the role of tart cherry juice and overall health. Now, you might be surprised about advantages. According to the latest research, animals who received powdered tart cherries in their diet had lower total cholesterol, lower blood sugar and less fat storage in the liver. Now, these are all good things. Why the benefits? Researchers believe that cherries have high concentrations of antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins. So, if your kids are thinking about a juice to drink, try cherry juice.

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