Foods Rich in Cocoa Help the Heart

Do not feel bad about all that Easter candy you ate, if you ate dark chocolate you might have helped your heart.

Researchers analyzed data from 10 studies that looked at the benefits of tea and cocoa.

They found eating foods rich in cocoa, like dark chocolate,- resulted in lower blood pressure levels, enough to match levels reached with medication.

Experts say compounds called polyphenols, which are prevalent in cocoa, may be the reason for the reduced risk.

Experts did not find a blood pressure benefit associated with tea. .


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