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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day: Heart-healthy bittersweet treats to eat

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If your taste buds are screaming for a sweet treat to eat, you're in luck! Jan. 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day! Sweet! This annual "food holiday" celebrates the delicious dark chocolate made with at least 35 percent chocolate liquor! Now you're talkin'!

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

Chocolate lovers have even more to celebrate. Besides tasting great, moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate, is good for your health, too! Derived from cocoa beans, chocolate contains a large amount of antioxidants and flavonoids which are believed to have cardiovascular benefits. Dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure and it increases blood flow, along with adding a little spring to your step - it's a source of energy as well. And the darker the chocolate, the better.

In honor of National Bittersweet Chocolate Day, enjoy a decadent and delicious heart-healthy bittersweet treat to eat.

Bittersweet Chocolate Recipes

Jan. 10 is also Peculiar People Day and National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.

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