Dark Chocolate from Your New York City Chiropractor

picture of dark chocolates in a red heart containerOk, Innate Wisdom can't hand you a piece of chocolate through the computer, but we are able to share some of its benefits with you.

Principally, chocolate is good for you, especially the dark chocolate kind. We could believe it either! Could that be why 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day? (1) Not really, but your New York City chiropractor hopes you get one full of dark chocolates!

Chocolate and its primary ingredient, cocoa, have beneficial effects for your heart, mind and body.

  • Cocoa has roughly 4 times greater antioxidant capacity than green tea and twice that of red wine. (2) The anti-oxidant flavanols encountered in cocoa beans decreases cell damage in heart disease and help lower blood pressure. (4,6)
  • Moderate (not too much!) consumption of dark chocolate offers blood pressure reducing effects and anti-inflammatory activity. (3,6)
  • The anti-oxidants and the bigger magnesium content in dark chocolate might help with constipation trouble and even speed up bowel movements! (2,5) We chiropractors know that constipation when you have back pain isn't good!

These conclusions are why Innate Wisdom can accept the enjoyment of dark chocolate...in moderation, of course. Mood, memory, brain function, heart, immune system and stress reduction may all benefit as well. (2) Whose day isn't improved with a piece of chocolate?!

Innate Wisdom knows that not all nutrition has to be in pill form or even boring food form. Check out these articles, then chat with us about the viability of adding some dark chocolate to your life at your next New York City chiropractic visit. Contact us now to set that up before all the chocolate hearts start arriving!
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