Chocolate! . . . . For Health and Happiness

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy and your sweetheart happy, what comes to mind? Chocolate of course! What is it about chocolate that is so appealing and offers favorable nutrients for heart health?

Let’s take a look at the profile of a good 85% dark chocolate. It contains a good amount of soluble fiber, which helps to bind toxins and soak up the unhealthy fats.

About 33grams (or 200 calories) of dark chocolate contains:

4 grams of fiber
23% of the RDI for iron
20% of the RDI for magnesium
30% of the RDI for copper
35% of the RDI for manganese

It is also a good source of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

Next time you are looking for an afternoon boost, think about an ounce of 85% dark chocolate and offer some to your sweetheart!

Julie Freeman