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Love Chocolate? Some Good Reasons to Indulge Mindfully!

(Susan Albers, Psy.D., Psychology Today) Meet the incredible Cynthia Sass, nutritionist and New York Times best selling author of S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim. In her book, Cynthia outlines an entire chapter on the health benefits of dark chocolate. I've invited her to share her thoughts and philosophy with you.  She gives two thumbs up to dark chocolate, which is right on board with the Mindful Eating Chocolate Challenge. She's given us [some] reasons why eating dark chocolate may help boost your health and wellbeing. Here are her thoughts:…
One study found that heart attack survivors who ate chocolate just twice a week over a two-year period cut their risk of dying from heart disease threefold…
The antioxidants in cocoa trigger the walls of your blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. That means better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to every cell…
Dark chocolate has been shown to help correct imbalances in the body related to stress, and can significantly reduce levels of stress hormones, which is key because a surge in stress hormones is linked to more belly fat.
Chocolate contains the same type of antioxidants found in red wine and tea, which have been shown to boost brain activity…
Dark chocolate contains unique natural substances, including some that truly create a sense of euphoria, similar to the feeling of being in love!
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