Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

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  • People who consumed cocoa, especially dark chocolate, one to three times a month were less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), also known as irregular heart rhythm
  • Reduced atrial fibrillation risk for women was linked to eating one serving of chocolate per week, while the biggest reduction for men was associated with eating two to six servings per week
  • More than 2.7 million people in the U.S. (33 million worldwide) suffer from atrial fibrillation, associated with an increased heart attack risk, heart failure, stroke and even cognitive impairment
  • Make sure when you’re reaching for chocolate that you choose the dark variety, as milk chocolate is higher in sugar and lower in antioxidants and sometimes contains damaging artificial sweeteners.

By Dr. Mercola

 

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