It’s not every day that you open your newspaper and read news that is honestly, incredibly, terrifically good. But on July 4th, in the Tampa Tribune I read this headline “Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure, Study Shows.”
Yippee! As a woman with high blood pressure, I was thrilled to realize that two Hershey’s kisses would lower my blood pressure. This, of course, makes me wonder why I am shelling out money every month for fancy pills, when I could just eat kisses . . . maybe it’s because it’s hard to stop with just two of those foil-wrapped beauties. And have you seen the new dark chocolate kisses? Just what the doctor ordered.
The best news in all this is that it only takes two kisses to work the magic. Those of us who go through life either on a diet or meaning to be on a diet are grateful, because we can’t have our high blood pressure treatment resulting in the addition of unwanted pounds, because unwanted pounds only raise the blood pressure.
So–two dark chocolate kisses per day keeps the doctor away. The Elizabethans were right–somewhere on the planet, God did give us a cure for every human ailment. Our job is simply to find it.
I think I’ll start my exploration in the pantry.