Washington Family Magazine : February 2015
washingtonFAMILY.com February 2015 13 SUPERFOOD: chocolate Another rule of thumb is to aim for a minimum of 70 percent cacao, and don’t forget to read ingredients to limit added sugars. Some heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate include: • Decreases cardiovascular disease by 30 percent • Decreases risk of stroke or heart attack • Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) • Lowers blood pressure • Increases insulin sensitivity (lowers diabetes risk) • Contains blood thinning properties In addition to cardiovascular benefits, studies have shown chocolate is also a mild aphrodisiac. While not quite as strong as oysters, chocolate does contain two chemicals that increase romantic desires and arousal: tryptophan and phenylethlamine. Tryptophan helps to increase serotonin production — a chemical in the brain that plays a role in arousal. The brain releases phenylethlamine when someone is falling in love or having feelings of attraction. Most studies show the effects to be mild, but without question still make chocolate a fitting gift this Valentine’s Day! So share that box of dark chocolates with your loved one to keep their heart happy and healthy! Jaime Coffey Martinez, MS RD, is a registered clinical and integrative dietitian who practices in the DC area and is owner of Nutrition CPR, LLC (www.nutritioncpr.com), a nutrition consulting company providing both one-to-one nutrition coaching and corporate nutrition and wellness programs. Jaime coaches her clients on the importance of choosing real, nutrient-dense foods that will nourish the body, optimize health, and help clients achieve their personal goals. TEXT JAIME COFFEY MArtInEz washingtonFAMILY.com February 2015 13 Return Proof by Fax to 703-318-5509 or Email to Production@theFAMILYmagazine.com Check One: ❏OkayAsIs Approved by: _________________ ❏ Needs Changes (Mark changes on ad) PleaseProofImmediately! If proof is not returned by this deadline advertisement will run as shown. Washington FAMILY Magazine is not responsible for errors or changes not CLEARLY marked or ads not returned by this deadline. If changes are submitted more than three times, afeeof$40willbe charged. Date Sent: ________________ Company: International School of Music To: Inja Stanic Fax/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-418-9063 Section: Enrichment AE: House (703) 819-9796 Date Sent: ________________ Company: Babyguard To: Ms. Mary Baker Fax/Email: email@example.com Phone: 703-821-1231 Section: Pregnancy & Infants Return Proof by Fax to 703-318-5509 no later than: ____________________ Check One: ❏OkayAsIs Approved by: _________________ ❏ Needs Changes (Mark changes on ad) PleaseProofImmediately! If proof is not returned by this deadline advertisement will run as shown. Washington FAMILY Magazine is not responsible for errors or changes not CLEARLY marked or ads not returned by this deadline. If changes are submitted more than three times, afeeof$40willbe charged. Who locked up my cabinets? Visit us at www.babyguard.com 703-821-1231 Established in 1991 Babyguard Babyproofers Home Safety Products. Intl. Assoc. of Child Safety and Baby Proofers Intl.