More Reasons to Eat Chocolate: Reduces Stress and Stroke Risk
Posted Feb 13 2010 1:49pm
My favorite part of Valentine's Day is the excuse to eat chocolate. But who needs an excuse when research continues to come in supporting chocolate as more than a delicious indulgence, but a superfood. The latest studies on chocolate have found that it can calm down emotional stress and lower the risk of having a stroke.
One clinical trial found that volunteers, who felt that they were highly stressed, experienced a reduction in stress hormones and other stress imbalances after eating one and half ounces of dark chocolate daily for two weeks.
Another study found that when 44,489 people ate one serving of chocolate per week they were 22% less likely to have a stroke than people who didn't indulge.