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Does chocolate lower blood pressure?

If you don’t eat chocolate now, the research isn’t strong enough to suggest you start. Bit if you already eat chocolate, here are some healthy tips:

  • Eat as much dark a chocolate as you can.
  • Avoid white and milk chocolates. Also avoid filled chocolates, such as truffles.
  • Make hot chocolate with unsweetened cocoa, water or non-fat m ilk, and little added sugar.
  • Choose dark chocolate instead of less-healthy treats, like full-fat ice cream or sugar- laden candy.
  • Watch your total calories. Chocolate has a lot of calories, and gaining weight will more than wipe out any benefits you might get from the compounds of chocolate.
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