About Me

Note from Maria: I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition from UNC at Chapel Hill. I have a passion for helping people with nutrition & wellness, especially moms. Women & moms provide care for everyone else often at the expense of considering their own needs. I hope to provide good resources to you to help you make nutrition and wellness a priority.

Monday, October 28, 2013

National Chocolate Day!

Apparently today is National Chocolate Day, sadly I learned about this on Facebook. I did an official google search and it appears to be legitimate. How exciting, this is a holiday I can embrace!! The true meaning of most holiday's has been lost and they often become stressful!! However, Chocolate should be celebrated. I know I am a dietitian, but we we like treats too, just keep them in moderation. Remember that dark chocolate in small quantities, about an ounce or so, has been shown to have health benefits. Dark chocolate in moderation may help lower your blood pressure and it contains anti-oxidants. So enjoy a little chocolate every so often and maybe today we all have an extra piece!!

Here links to previous posts with some of  my favorite recipes containing chocolate:





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