First blog post – chocolate!

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– Descriptions of therapies and how they help with specific illnesses
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– Yoga/Pilates poses for health
– Healthy recipes
– Interesting information on vitamins
– DIY Aromatherapy perk up
– Interesting health articles
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– New classes and events in general
– Top tips for health

 

Today I may as well start with CHOCOLATE since so many of us have a relationship with it!

 

I am sure many of you are aware of some of the health benefits of chocolate. However, it’s not just any old chocolate. It has to be the business. Dark, dark high cacao percentage chocolate, quite bitter in fact, and not really melt in the mouth sort. However, if we do have to treat it like a medicine to get a guilt free fix, here are some of its properties.

 

– Dark chocolate has an anti–aging effect and contains beneficial antioxidants.
– It helps to balance hormones and stimulates endorphin production which is really relaxing.
– It can help to create serotonin which is a good anti-depressant.
– There are also benefits for the health of your heart and cardiovascular system.
– Dark chocolate can lower cholesterol by up to 10%.
– It can improve blood pressure but remember you should always consult your doctor and continue to take your prescribed medication.

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Take time to TASTE the chocolate!

 

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