Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Almost Chocolate Time....

You can buy this lovely delectable delicious delightful tasty scrumptious box of Godiva chocolates here. 

.....you know. Valentine's day. Ever since our kids were little, John has always presented me and the kids each with a heart-shaped box of chocolates on the morning of every February 14th. Awww. What a guy.

This year, I'm not going to feel guilty when I bite into those yummy little morsels, because here is yet another study that proves that chocolate is actually good for us. I've attached the first paragraph, but go read the entire article, and check out all their great links to other chocolate loving studies.

From Medical News Today: New Explanation for Heart-Healthy Benefits of Chocolate
In time for the chocolate-giving and chocolate-noshing fest on Valentine's Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body's production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) - the "good" form of cholesterol that protects against heart disease. Just as those boxes of chocolates get hearts throbbing and mouths watering, polyphenols in chocolate rev up the activity of certain proteins, including proteins that attach to the genetic material DNA in ways that boost HDL levels. Their report appears in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, one of 39 peer-reviewed scientific journals published by the American Chemical Society. 

1 comment:

Jenny Pettit said...

Your title for this post got me, I was going to come back later and read but had to read it now:)

When I was growing up my Daddy always got me a flower on Valentine's Day. I guess he didn't buy the 'healthy chocolate' arguement:D

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