Oct 22, 2012

Benefits of Chocolate

"A 2012 study found that people who ate chocolate more often actually weighed less -- even though they didn't exercise any more." Beatrice Golomb, M.D.

Ahhh.  A good reason to continue eating the small handful of dark chocolate-covered raisins or almonds.  The above doctor suggests that nutrients in chocolate may plan a role in metabolism, thus helping to offset weight gain.  The study does not say what kind of chocolate, but other sources suggest dark chocolate as having the most health benefits.   Combined with other good health practices like:  overall good nutrition, stress reduction, adequate sleep, relaxation or meditation practices, fun, exercise, relationships which support us:  creating a balance among these factors is a great way to support our own health, especially as we provide caregiving for someone with dementia. 

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