Friday, December 25, 2009

Could hot cocoa be the next "wonder drug" for high blood pressure ?

Harvard researchers praise stunningly simple discovery !

According to recent estimates,
nearly 1 in 3 Americans adults has high blood pressure
But for the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama, hypertension doesn't even exist
In fact, after age 60, the average blood pressure for Kuna Indian islanders is a perfect 110/70

Is it because they eat less salt ?

Kuna Indians eat as much,
if not more salt,
than people in the USA
Is it due to their genes ?

Kuna Indians who move away from the islands are just as likely to suffer from high blood pressure as anyone else !

So what makes these folks practically " immune " to hypertension
and let them enjoy much lower death rates
from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancer

Harvard researchers were stunned to discover
that it is because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa each day

That's right , Cocoa !

Studies show the flavonols stimulate
the body's production of nitric oxide

--- boosting blood flow to your heart, brain and other organs

In fact, one study found cocoa thins your blood just as well as low-dose aspirin !

But that's not all

A Harvard Medical School professor claims cocoa

can also treat blocked arteries, congestive heart failure, stroke, dementia, even importence !

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