Even a small square of dark chocolate a day, supports cardiovascular health, normalizes blood pressure and reduces cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods. Rose offers many aromatherapy benefits from boosting mood to soothing dry, irritated skin. Red wine contains resveratrol that supports healthy heart and cognitive function, along with anti-aging properties.
Nothing speaks Valentine’s Day more than chocolate, flowers and wine. Apart from just being affectionate, did you know that these gifts could also offer the gift of health?
Packed with antioxidants and health benefits you may want to spread the love into the rest of the year!
Chocolates? Go For Dark!
Chocolate, the darker the better, is packed with antioxidants. Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols, which include procyanidins, epicatechins, and catechins.
These antioxidants promote the cardiovascular system, especially the flexibility of veins and arteries. Studies have also shown that dark chocolate, as little as a square a day, can support normal blood pressure. In addition, dark chocolate has been found to reduce cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods.