Health Tip – Aug. 30 – Dark Chocolate Lowers Stress

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Here’s yet another excuse to eat the beloved treat on a regular basis (as if you even needed a reason). A recent study found that eating just 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate can lower the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines in the body, which helps reduce anxiety. Plus, the pure joy of eating your favorite treat triggers the release of endorphins in your brain, which offers an immediate happiness boost. That’s two hormone helpers in one sweet treat

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