How to Lower Blood Pressure
"Hypertension" a Journal of the American Heart Association reports that:
If you have high blood pressure, a daily bar-sized serving of flavonol-rich dark chocolate might lower your blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.
In the conducted study, participants enjoyed a 12-point reduction in systolic (top) blood pressure.
The study also showed an average 13% drop in the LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
Dark chocolate improved the health of blood vessels by making arteries more relaxed and responsive.
A study carried out in the University of Utah on Xocai Chocolate (Dr. Britton, June 2008) found that:
Blood pressure on patients decreased in two weeks with 5mm drop in 4 weeks - this is a similar amount as for changing lifestyle in systolic and diastolic levels.
-this response happened very quickly and increased with more time on the chocolate-the result was seen even in people with normal Blood pressure to start-the higher the blood pressure at the start, the faster the drop
This indicates a great benefit in eating Xocai chocolate for people with hypertension and pre-hypertension - doctors do not use medication for pre-hypertension and the chocolate provides an effective way to lower blood pressure.
"[A recent study found that] those with high blood pressure who ate a 3.5 ounce dark chocolate bar daily for fifteen days were rewarded with lower blood pressure, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and improve sugar metabolism." CNN
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