February 13, 2012

Love Is in the Air

1 Valentines Day Good for the Heart

While there is always the risk of overindulgence, most of the tenets of Valentine’s Day are truly good for your heart health. Dark chocolate and a glass of red wine contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are good for your coronary arteries. Chocolate as well causes the body to release endorphins which are neurotransmitters that can help you feel good – and may even work as an aphrodisiac. Love overall is often good for your health. Studies often show that those in positive relationships live longer partly because there tends to be less stress and anger. But as with everything, keep moderation in mind by eating only a small amount of chocolate a day as a treat and sticking to only one or two glasses of wine.

More at Miami Herald | Posted 6 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Dark Chocolate Heart Health Connection Explained, Link Between Chronic Stress, Heart Attack Proved

Tags: Heart Health, Red Wine, Resveratrol, Stress, Dark Chocolate Benefits

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