Podcast Episode 37
The good news about dark chocolate has benefits to your health! Now, this isn’t your permission slip to begin consuming indiscriminately, so tune in to get the ins and outs from our resident Host, Nutrition Expert, and Registered Dietitian.
PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT:
Healthy Dark Chocolate
- How cacao protects blood vessel lining (hint: high in flavonols!)
- How the cacao bean supports blood pressure.
- What is theobromine? And vasodilators?!
Other Dark Chocolate Benefits
- Is chocolate a stimulant?
- The surprising news about fiber in chocolate.
- Saturated fat considerations.
- Did we mention antioxidants?
How to Get More Healthy Chocolate Into Your Life
- The deal with cacao nibs.
- Use chocolate in a savory dish.
- Reasons to choose high-quality chocolate.
And, the Weekly Nutrition Challenge!
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.
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Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: Private practice (8 yrs), Adjunct professor at Bastyr University, Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!
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