Dark Chocolate for Heart Health
A study conducted at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, looked at men and women with mildly elevated blood pressure. At the end of the study, those who consumed a small amount of dark chocolate every day had lower blood pressure readings. Those who consumed white chocolate showed no change.
If you're pregnant or know someone who is, keep in mind that blood pressure rises during pregnancy. A little piece of dark chocolate during pregnancy is a good thing, because it can help regulate blood pressure.