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Friday, February 1, 2008

Chocoholics Rejoice!

Today is National Wear Red Day, when Americans wear red to show support of women’s heart disease. Hear disease is the #1 killer of women in the US. One and four women die of heart disease. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute is a great resource for women’s heart health.

You may be wondering, “What in the world does this have to do with chocolate?” Well, the other day in the mail I received the latest copy of Heart Healthy Living. The front cover immediately caught my eye! CHOCOLATE! “Keep the treats and lower your blood pressure”. I am not a huge chocoholic but, I do enjoy chocolate (my youngest is the chocoholic in the family).

In one of the “chocolate” articles titled “Cocoa May Fight Hypertension”. WOW! I thought, I felt like a kid in a candy store! Then…I read on, 30 tiny little calories =( of dark chocolate you can eat daily to help reduce blood pressure without affecting body weight! Yea, all is not lost! The research was done at the University Hospital of Cologne. Germany…not the US figures, figures but that is for another post.

Anyway, here are some “heart healthy” chocolate recipe’s that I found on Heart Healthy Living. Chocolate Ricotta Mousse, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Heart Healthy Chocolate Cake

Photo thanks to Flikr


Grace said...

I work at a TV station and all the anchors and reports (and the behind the scenes people like me) are all wearing their RED today! Yay!

Mandy said...

Grace ~ Good for ya'll! Don't forget, to eat your chocolate too =)

FerdC said...

I love anything chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins and hot chocolate, which I drink every day, year round.
Now all I have to do is drink red wine all the time, then I'll live forever.
I love it when "bad" things are good for you!

Mandy said...

Ferd ~ I want to try the Frozen Hot Chocolate, it sounds good. I think that my sons blood is really chocolate, he is such a chocoholic he almost needs a 12 step program =)

dr_clairebear said...

that's a great excuse to keep eating chocolate! :)))

Mandy said...

Dr. Clairebear ~ I thought so =)