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New 2018 Study from Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center says if you consume dark chocolate you can expect to reduce stress and inflammation while improving memory, immunity and mood.  Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center. “Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation: Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 April 2018. .The key is the flavonoid and flavanol content.

Specifically, “For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content — the more sugar, the happier we are,” Berk said. “This is the first time that we have looked at the impact of large amounts of cacao in doses as small as a regular-sized chocolate bar in humans over short or long periods of time, and are encouraged by the findings. These studies show us that the higher the concentration of cacao, the more positive the impact on cognition, memory, mood, immunity and other beneficial effects.”

All available chocolate found in grocery stores, chocolate stores and even health food stores is not high flavanol and high flavonoid chocolate. There is Healthy Chocolate available made by a company in Utah with Belgian Chocolate. This healthy chocolate is called Beyond Chocolate. One piece of their chocolate is equal in antioxidants to over one pound of raw spinach. This diabetic friendly, gluten free and vegetarian chocolate has no gmos, is just 35 calories a piece and 1 gram sugar. For those on the Keto diet, these are also Keto friendly with just 1 net carb per piece.

Eat the recommended four pieces of chocolate daily spaced out for best benefits.  “The flavonoids found in cacao are extremely potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, with known mechanisms beneficial for brain and cardiovascular health.”

Who knew something as simple as eating chocolate could be good for reducing stress, inflammation while improving memory immunity and mood. No wonder I am such a happy camper. I live for chocolate!

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Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center. “Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation: Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 April 2018. .