February Is Heart Month In Many Ways
Chocolate will forever be known to heal matters of the heart. Chocolate consumption can send "feel good" chemicals called endorphins to the brain (same feeling as love) - the reason why we link chocolates to Valentine's Day. Recent studies have also shown that a moderate amount of chocolate can ward off symptoms of heart disease. Rich in taste and antioxidant power, the ingredients in dark chocolate have been found to actually improve vascular health, increasing blood flow to the brain and heart. It is also known to lower the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure, lower LDL (bad cholesterol) raising HDL (good cholesterol. In addition, there are many natural means of protecting your heart. Can you share some of your knowledge on promoting a healthy heart?