High blood pressure: The indulgent snack that surprisingly lowers hypertension reading

“The milk chocolate that is popular in the UK is pretty low in cocoa solids and therefore in the antioxidants,” warned Victoria Taylor, a British Heart Foundation dietitian Victoria Taylor.

Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body and found in foods, such as cocoa, that are believed to improve heart disease markers.

“The other thing to remember is that all chocolate – whether white, milk or dark – is high in calories because of its fat and sugar content,” warned Taylor.

“So if you eat too much of it you could put on weight, which obviously is not good for your heart.”


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