Lower Your Blood Pressure With Chocolates
If there is one thing that people globally find hard to resist then that
is chocolate. Whether you are trying to lose weight or a diabetic, chocolate will always be the
greatest temptation for you. Thus, it would come as welcoming news that chocolate does not only
make for a tasteful gift but also a healthy one. According to a new research, chocolate can help in
lowering blood pressure and its use can be recommended in combination with medical treatments.
Chocolate can be beneficial for people whose blood
pressure is not that serious a problem. For people whose blood pressure is dangerously high,
dietary changes and medications are prescribed that should be followed strictly. Instead of
making a treatment plan yourself, go to a doctor and let him evaluate your condition.
If you are given the green signal to eat chocolates,
and then eat dark ones
If you are given the green signal to eat chocolates, and then eat dark ones as
they cause your body to create higher levels of compounds that lower blood pressure. White
chocolate is not effective at all and milk chocolate can make things worse. Furthermore, do not
drink chocolate milk as it negates the effect of the chocolate. Even water should not be drunk
before half an hour of eating chocolate.
There is some conflict between researchers about the amount of chocolate that is
Some researchers suggest that a medium chocolate bar
should be eaten while others say that smaller amounts are much healthier. However, the optimum
amount of chocolate can only be decided by your doctor who will recommend an amount after taking
your medical condition in consideration.
Another thing that needs to be kept in mind while eating chocolates for the
purpose of lowering blood pressure is the total number of calories you are consuming. When you eat
chocolate, you should cut calories from other sources like skipping dessert after dinner. This
would ensure that you do not gain any unwanted pounds.