Chocolate - It's about time!
A new study just released speaks of new research on chocolate:
Recent studies shown decrease in irregular heart beats with chocolate-
Read Heart Study
This is not the first time chocolate has been shown to have health benefits. What is a little different with this study is that benefits were seen with milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has more beneficial compounds called flavonoids but clearly, all chocolate has a sweet spot for our health. The only caveat? You know it- don’t eat too much or you will start to burst at the seams.
This Weeks Recipe
Instead of a recipe for chocolate, we want to teach you how to eat chocolate (and you thought you already knew how, didn't you?)
Try this mindful eating activity from the NY Times while eating it. It really makes a difference in the enjoyment of that Ghiradelli square!
Be Mindful While Eating Chocolate*
“Mindful eating is eating with intention, attention and awareness. The purpose of eating chocolate is pleasure. So when you are eating what you love, give it your full attention and love what you eat.” — Dr. Michelle May, founder of AmIHungry.com, which teaches mindful eating.
Liz Weinandy, M.P.H., R.D.
Besides being a member of the 614Fitness community, Liz is a Registered Dietitian and staff dietitian at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. She has published numerous articles on diet and appears often on local television.