Yes - evidently new research is saying that dark chocolate can be good for PMS!
Researchers and medical professionals already know that chocolate contains antioxidant flavonoids that help mood and heart functions.
Reseach is also showing that pregnant woman benefit from eating a bit of dark chocolate a day. We blogged on that a couple of months ago.
Now - I just saw in an article in Natural Products Marketplace, the current issue (October 2009) that new research is saying that women suffering from PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) can now take heart that it's OK to eat a bit of dark chocolate.
"And while women typically experience chocolate cravings at the onset of their period, new research is looking into the effect of dark chocolate on PMS symptoms. They already know chocolate can help improve mood and stress problems, and data is now revealing flavonoids in cocoa may protect the brain from oxidative stress, improving cognitive function."
So go ahead ladies - eat a bit of dark chocolate at the onset of your next period! It's actually good for you!
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