Craving chocolate? Dreaming of little Hershey Kisses doing the tango as you attempt to lure them into your clutches? If you’re pregnant, we have wonderful news for you: indulge yourself!
A new study reports that a chemical (theobromine) found in chocolate may reduce preeclampsia, a major pregnancy complication. The darker the chocolate, the better.
Preeclampsia is primarily noted for raising blood pressure in pregnant women, and eating chocolate helps to lower this risk by up to 69 percent. The study of nearly 2,300 women established greater benefits to those who ate five or more servings per week, especially in their third trimester.
Despite the results from this study, researchers have said that further studies are needed to prove the direct link between chocolate and preeclampsia.
Please. Women have been having chocolate cravings forever, especially the pregnant variety. It hasn’t killed us yet, so it must only make us stronger.
What do you think?