Did you know that dark chocolate is chock-full of antioxidants that fight dangerous free radicals in your body? Dr. Kaplan also explains how dark chocolate helps to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of the blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. In sum, including dark chocolate in your diet can significantly reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease!
Dr. Kaplan Discusses the Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate
Gary Kaplan, DO
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About the Author: Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.