Ok, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic can't present you a piece of chocolate via the computer, but we do have the power to share some of its benefits with you.
First and foremost, chocolate is good for you, especially the dark chocolate kind. We could believe it either! Is that why why 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are bought for Valentine's Day? (1) Not really, but your Montreal chiropractor hopes you get one full of dark chocolates!
Chocolate and its principal ingredient, cocoa, have beneficial effects for your heart, mind and body.
- Cocoa has around 4 times higher antioxidant capacity than green tea and twice that of red wine. (2) The anti-oxidant flavanols found in cocoa beans lowers cell damage in heart disease and help lower blood pressure. (4,6)
- Moderate (not too much!) consumption of dark chocolate offers blood pressure lowering effects and anti-inflammatory activity. (3,6)
- The anti-oxidants and the larger magnesium content in dark chocolate may improve constipation trouble and even speed up bowel movements! (2,5) We chiropractors know that constipation when you have back pain isn't good!
These discoveries are why Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic can live with the enjoyment of dark chocolate...in moderation, of course. Mood, memory, brain function, heart, immune system and stress reduction may all benefit as well. (2) Whose day isn't made better with a piece of chocolate?!
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows that not all nutrition has to be in pill form or even boring
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, then chat with us about the viability of adding some dark chocolate to your life at your next Montreal chiropractic visit. Contact us now
to set that up before
all the chocolate hearts start arriving!
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