Essentials: Chocolate

Throughout time, people have been using chocolate, or more specifically cocoa, to treat upset stomachs and raging fevers. Cocoa is the main ingredient in chocolate and includes the very beneficial flavonoids. Chocolate is also helpful, especially dark chocolate, as it is shown to lower blood pressure. Our tip: Consume dark chocolate with 70% or more cocoa in the ingredients; anything less than that and you are likely to be getting too much sugar and various unknown ingredients.

 

 

Lynn Goldstein

This video features Lynn Goldstein. Lynn Goldstein is a Registered dietitian with a Masters of Science degree from New York University. Lynn covers all the essentials our bodies need. (21 Episodes)

Duration: 02:53. Last Updated On: 2015-07-15
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson . Review date: November 19, 2011
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