6 Simple Swaps for Better Blood Pressure

Instead of: Your usual morning coffee

Enjoy: Coffee with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

Scientists have discovered that the antioxidant flavonoids in chocolate can lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and improve the elasticity of blood vessels. It’s a triple threat. Keep in mind, the darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids! (Unsweetened cacao powder is 100% cacao). Not a coffee drinker? Enjoy a bowl of my Dark Chocolate Oats to start your morning off on the right foot. Or, enjoy a smoothie with a cocoa kick, like this Cocoa Avocado Milkshake and Chocolate Smoothie Surprise.

Want to boost your energy? Try these 5 Simple Swaps.