Hooray for dark chocolate! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate — that's about half an ounce — was shown to help lower blood pressure without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Dark Chocolate is good for you..get Hershey's sugar free..eat one piece a day
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Dark Chocolate is a mood elevator.. Chocolate contains cocoa butter. The fat has been known to prove effective in raising good cholesterol. Consuming chocolate, on a regular basis, in moderation, can improve digestion & stimulate kidneys. Regular consumption of dark chocolates, though in moderation, can help lower blood pressure. Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals can diminish appetite. Recommended 2 squares a day.
Skim Milk, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans (black, white, navy, lima, pinto, kidney) are all very rich in magnesium. Bananas & 1 ounce of dark chocolate will do it. You need to strictly avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, fat, and sodium. Lycopene is an antioxidant that helps in lowering the blood pressure. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables. Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Broccoli lowers blood pressure
Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are known for their blood pressure reducing properties are olive oil, celery, tomatoes and squash, prunes, grapefruits, potatoes. Remeber moderation...mix them up to get full benefits
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