Even though too much sugar is bad for your heart, a 2011 study revealed that adults who ate chocolate regularly had a 37% lower risk for heart disease than those who did not. The flavonoids in chocolate help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the heart and brain, fight cell damage and prevent blood clots.
How do you determine your health status? Most of us with American health insurance get a “free” yearly physical exam. We may get some routine blood work done, and if we’re lucky, we might be told that everything looks “normal” and that we can come back the following year.
Since autophagy has been shown to be activated by fasting, many of us have been skipping breakfast to hop on the fasting train and save our brains. People are fasting for weight loss, mental enhancement, anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, and even spiritual enlightenment.