I'm in love with the Co­coa!

U Magazine - - HEALTHY -

Ac­cord­ing to two re­cent pub­lished stud­ies in the jour­nals Age and the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tion (BJN), con­sum­ing co­coa fla­vanols may help to lower blood pres­sure and im­prove car­dio­vas­cu­lar health by in­creas­ing blood ves­sel func­tion. Th­ese plant­derived bioac­tives from the co­coa bean may also de­crease the risk of de­vel­op­ing hy­per­ten­sion and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease that are as­so­ci­ated with ag­ing and the stiff­ness of ar­ter­ies. Yet an­other rea­son to enjoy drink­ing hot co­coa this win­ter!

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