Tempting Trio: Chocolate, Coffee, and Wine!
Yay! I finally spotted an article that says what I’ve known all along: dark chocolate is good for me!
The online slideshow/article lists 33 foods deemed to help us “stay young forever”. Chocolate keeps company with the likes of salmon, berries, broccoli, and other not so unexpected stuff. To read about all 33 go to this MSN Health & Fitness link. Each food listed also shares links to three pertinent recipes.
In the interest of being thorough I reviewed the dark chocolate recipes. While tempting, I don’t imagine they will be considered Weight Watchers friendly any time soon. Or, like, ever.
But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that dark chocolate is GOOD for us! It contains resveratrol and flavanols, whatever they are—and does it really matter, buttercup? The point is, those whatchamathingies are in dark chocolate and they are GOOD for us! Yay! Apparently, they help protect our skin against sun damage and aid in circulation. Did I mention that dark chocolate is GOOD for us?
Who says I can’t focus?
This is terrific news. It means that quarter pound bag of dark chocolate Peanut M&Ms is actually medicinal, right up there with my QT Toffee Coffee (caffeine helps reduce the risk of colon cancer and diabetes per WebMD) and Friday night glass. . .er, glasses. . .of vino (heart healthy per Parenting.com).
Turns out I’m a health nut. Who knew?
Take this news and run with it. Finish off your coffee, rip open that bag of dark chocolate Peanut M&Ms and pour a big glass of wine. It’ll be GOOD for you!
Til next time –
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