Your Valentine's Day Dilemma Solved!

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If you are looking for something to get your Valentine this year, head for the candy aisle! According to the American Heart Association, high-quality chocolate can help protect your sweetheart's heart. Studies show that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate can help lower womens risk for heart failure. Chocolate contains compounds called "flavonoids" that can help lower blood pressure. Higher cocoa content is associated with greater heart benefits, so dark chocolate is the best, in moderation of course.

You can lower your risk of developing heart failure by consuming 1 to 2 servings of high-quality chocolate per week. Notice that is per week-it's no secret that chocolate is a relatively calorie-dense food and consuming excess amounts can increase the risk for weight gain. If women follow these recommendations, they can decrease their chances of developing heart failure by 30%!

At Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group, we care about your heart, so go get that chocolate!