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Dark Chocolate: A Treat to Improve Senior Wellness


Dark chocolate is good for our physical and mental health when consumed in moderation. As a result, our home care services in Houston, Texas, encourage the consumption of dark chocolate to help our senior clients achieve better health without sacrificing delicious foods.

Antioxidants found in abundance in dark chocolate can enhance health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and other minerals are abundant in high-quality dark chocolate. It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, but the amount of caffeine is much lower than in coffee, so it’s unlikely to keep you up at night.

Dark chocolate also has the potential to decrease blood pressure and enhance blood flow. Additionally, it is thought to raise beneficial cholesterol and lower the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage.

Adding to that, dark chocolate contains flavanol, an important component that can aid in protecting the skin from sun damage, especially aging skin. Flavanol improves blood flow to the skin, increasing skin density and hydration.

Because of these benefits, we make it a point to never stray our senior clients from the deliciousness of good chocolate. Our caregivers can assist with the responsible consumption of dark chocolates and other foods that are beneficial to senior health. We can help create snacks, such as melting the dark chocolate into a dipping sauce for various fruits, like cherries, strawberries, bananas, and more.

As your trusted provider of elderly care in Texas, Sustain Home Health Care Services aim to improve your loved one’s overall health and wellness through proper nutrition and more. To learn more about our senior care services, please feel free to get in touch with us through any of the contact details below. We look forward to being of assistance.

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