Best dark chocolate lowers high blood pressure.
To lowers blood pressure is best dark chocolate or white chocolate? The answer is: Darker is always better. No questions about!
Chocolate for Blood Pressure: What is it about dark chocolate? The answer is plant phenols -- cocoa phenols, to be exact. These compounds are known to lower blood pressure.
Chocolates made in Europe are generally richer in cocoa phenols than those made in the U.S. So if you're going to try this at home, remember: Darker is better.
Dirk Taubert, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Cologne, Germany. say" Dark chocolate -- not white chocolate -- lowers high blood pressure, say the researchers" Their report appears in the Aug. 27 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
However, hold your horses........... that's no license to go on a chocolate binge. Eating more best dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure -- if you've reached a certain age like me I just turned 63 years old and I have mild high blood pressure. But again you have to balance the extra calories by eating less of other things.In another word "you cannot have your cake and eat it"
Personally I have been eating best dark chocolate for a very long time . you see my wife Ondina is from Mexico and guess what.... chocolate is originally from Mexico and besides that, dark chocolate contains also antioxidants but, please with not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk.
So remember when ordering at the chocolate counter. Don't even think of washing it down with milk. And if for any reason health is your excuse for eating chocolate,,,, just remember the word "moderate" as you nibble.
Mauro Serafini, PhD, of Italy's said "Our findings indicate that milk may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate ... and may therefore negate the potential health benefits that can be derived from eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate."
Just remember to balance the calories. A 100-gram serving of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar has 531 calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you ate that much raw apple you'd only take in 52 calories. But then, you'd miss out on the delicious blood pressure benefit.
Here is a hint: Don't replace healthy foods with chocolate. Most people's diets have plenty of sweets. Switch those for some chocolate if you're going to try the truffle treatment.