I know there is a lot of research that can be found to prove or disprove any number of things and often the kinds of research and the people who fund it need to be explored more fully but a couple of things that cheered me up on my first Friday back at work.
From the BBC – a mouthful (surely they mean a bar.. ) of dark chocolate a day can reduce blood pressure!
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OK, OK, if you look at the research, they were comparing a sample group eating dark chocolate with a sample group eating white chocolate and the grumpy old British Heart Foundation confirms that chocolate is a “treat not treatment”. Oh, and the fact that chocolate is high in fat and calories probably doesn’t make it the healthiest way to reduce blood pressure.. still.. I’ll go and buy some chocolate with a spring in my step!
The Telegraph also reports this morning that sweet drinks can reduce stress and aggression and the research they quote, suggests that you should have a sweet drink before a stressful situation. I wonder if this is why sweet, milky tea is such a comfort drink!
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But, just before you think it’s all about eating those ‘treats’ , dentists in South Korea have reported that eating large burgers can lead to jaw injuries..
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Have a good weekend!