~ Joanne Harris, Chocolat
"The latest findings are that chocolate makes blood vessels more flexible, adding to the already mounting evidence that chocolate may be good for the heart. New and yet-to-be-published studies are showing that antioxidants in chocolate––dark chocolate and cocoa powder––may increase ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol levels by as much as 10 percent. Furthermore, one of the fats in chocolate, stearic acid, can also boost HDL levels."
So, go ahead, treat your sweetheart to some dark chocolate this Valentine's Day. Their bodies will love it.