Superfoods, Ingredients and Recipes for a Healthy Diet
Discover the ingredients that will keep every part of you healthy—including your appetite.
By Celia Barbour and Rachel Mount
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
It's just like chocolate to crash the party, but it's no mistake that the dark variety confers health benefits. Dr. Aviva Romm, President of the American Herbalists Guild, says that the high antioxidant levels make it a perfect indulgence. Chocolate is high in flavonoids, substances that have been shown to improve blood flow, suppress coughs, improve memory, and give you hydrated, smooth skin. A 1 oz. dose of chocolate a day is now officially the doctor's order.
Try this recipe: Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios, Sweetened Dried Cherries, and Pumpkin Seeds