This time of year, we’re used to seeing dancers embodying the flavors of The Nutcracker‘s magical Land of Sweets. But the real-life equivalents of those seasonal treats are more than just holiday guilty pleasures, and have benefits that could help you get through a crazy month of performances. Here are a few reasons to indulge … More »
Valentine’s Day All Year Long On February 14, you’re likely to nosh on chocolate. But here are five dancer-friendly reasons to enjoy one to two small squares of dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao daily. 1. Your mind: The flavonols in dark chocolate help increase blood flow to certain parts of the brain, … More »
Looking to shed a few pounds? Try eating chocolate more often. Yup, you read that right. A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who frequently eat chocolate tend to have lower body mass indexes. They are roughly five to seven pounds lighter than people who keep away from cocoa.