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Blood pressure: Eating THIS 45p chocolate will lower your heart disease risk

The chocolate contains chemicals called flavanols.

Flavanols are thought to widen blood vessels, meaning blood pressure is lowered.

The chemicals are found in cocoa products, including dark chocolate.

Some fruit are also rich in flavanols, including apples, pears, grapes and blueberries.

Research has confirmed the link between dark chocolate and a lower risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart disease.

The average blood pressure reduction was about t…
Daily Express :: Health Feed

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