I've long suspected that the secret to a longer, healthier life is chocolate. There's long been evidence that chocolate is good for you, but now researchers in Australia have found that flavonol-rich chocolate or other cocoa products actually "slightly reduced blood pressure in people with hypertension as well as those with normal blood pressure." Sweet!

Well, my dad's always concerned about his blood pressure so now I know exactly what to tell him: Have some chocolate! With some of the other benefits of chocolate, we just can't lose. And, of course, what better way to have it than in one of these 5 delicious Latin chocolate dessert recipes? Take a look and do something good for your health: indulge!


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What is your favorite way to have chocolate? Are you excited to hear that chocolate may lower blood pressure? Share with us in the comments below!

Topics: dessert  latino health  chocolate