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valentines chocolate

You just wrapped up Valentine’s Day, and chocolate has been the staple food in many diets. That’s good news. Sort of.

I don’t advocate over indulgence, but here are a few reasons for you to enjoy the rest of you Valentine’s Day dark chocolate without guilt.

Dark chocolate has copper in it, which helps rejuvenate skin by promoting collagen formation. It also contains cancer-fighting antioxidants. In fact, it has five times the antioxidants as blue berries.

Ever wonder why eating dark chocolate is so enjoyable? It stimulates the release of endorphins, which can relieve pain, reduce stress, and induce a sense of well-being.

I hope your Valentine’s Day was a chance to focus your attention on those you love, and have a little less guilt about dark chocolate too. It shouldn’t replace fruits and vegetables, but there is some sweet news about its effect on your health.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional Morning Glory, Evening Grace here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

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