So much of the time we are told that whatever “goodies” we like are not really “good for us.” Well here is a ray of hope: several studies have linked dark chocolate consumption to both relieving stress and lowering blood pressure. Go HERE to read the entire article.
Caveat: you must have a cacao content of 70% or more. This is DARK chocolate, folks, not milk chocolate or high sugar chocolate candy. M and M’s are NOT gonna do it! Better yet, find raw chocolate nibs (available at many natural foods stores and readily available online). They are fabulous as an ingredient in smoothies, and contain NO sugar. They are my personal favorite. PS: organic really matters. Chocolate that is not organic runs the risk of being processed with child labor in Africa.