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I just made a batch of dark chocolate chip cookies for my son and a few of his friends, who wolfed them down in a few nanoseconds. Little did these boys from the band’s drum line realize that the chocolate they were enjoying was actually having a protective effect on their hearts and blood vessels. As you know, I’m addicted to dark chocolate and will post any and all evidence that it’s a healthy choice (in moderation, of course).
This is so good and so good for you! It’s delicious and difficult to stop eating, and yet so easy to make. This bark is a crowd pleaser, that never fails and it’s dark chocolate full of healthy cranberries and pistachios.
Here’s how to make Nurse Barb’s Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark
Time: about 20 minutes. (more…)
As many of you know, I have a serious addiction to Dark Chocolate and now the research and evidence is backing up what I must have known all along for years. Dark Chocolate is an excellent anti-oxidant and helps prevent heart attack and stroke. The good news is that is tastes great too!
A recent study from Italy showed that people who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate had a significant reduction in a risk for heart disease. Does this mean that you should stop what you’re doing and move to Italy and eat dark chocolate? Yes!
Does this mean you should eat more dark chocolate? If you can limit yourself to 1 – 3 small pieces each week, not each day, then researchers found a decrease in CRP levels. CRP is C-Reactive Protein and high levels are associated with heart disease.