Hold onto your Chocolate Bar (well, Dark Chocolate Bar) as your local Fort Worth Chiropractor dives into the the benefits it can have on your health and in particular the health of your bones, nerves and muscles.
Sound too good to be true? Well, good news! It’s not. Key nutrients in dark chocolate are proven to have health benefits for the body and especially as it relates to the health of your spine.
It may seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is a fantastic food choice for improving spine health. Among other healthy nutrients, dark chocolate (70% or higher) is an excellent source of both magnesium and manganese – two nutrients that play an important role in maintaining a healthy spine.
MAGNESIUM plays a key role in improving bone density and it is also powerful at improving muscle tension and cramping by relaxing the tight and contracted muscles.
MANGANESE can help improve blood sugar and support the health of the nervous system. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.
So Which Chocolate is Best?
Most dark chocolate will be high in Magnesium and Manganese as long as it is at least 70-85% cocoa. When selecting a brand it is important that it is 100 percent organic and hasn’t been processed with alkali.
Great brands include:
- Alter Ego
- Green & Black’s
- Loving Earth
There are other foods high in magnesium and manganese so living on dark chocolate isn’t going to cut it! BUT, it is a really good source of these vital nutrients. Other good sources include Beans, Nuts and Spinach. Not bad foods but come on, they aren’t dark chocolate! 🙂
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