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7 proven health benefits of chocolate

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Growing evidence shows chocolate can be a healthy food. Chocolate is commonly enjoyed as a comfort food but more research proves it offers health benefits. That could make you feel less guilty for turning to this delightfully decadent food. Here are seven health benefits linked to consuming dark chocolate. 1. It offers important nutrients Dark chocolate with between 70 and 85 percent cocoa is packed with fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, and several other minerals. However, …

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7 healthy grocery splurges worth the cost

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

A common complaint about eating a healthy diet is that it’s too expensive. If you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, and you’ve noticed your grocery bill increasing, it may help to know which foods are worth spending a little bit more on. Grass-fed beef? Go for it. Organic gummy bears? Leave them on the shelf. Not only will investing in healthy foods provide immediate benefits such as increased energy and an improved …