Broken Heart Syndrome & Dark Chocolate

Believe it or not there is a medical condition called Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS). This is officially called Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy.

Due to a stressor such as death, rejection, a breakup or any emotional event your heart enlarges and stops pumping normally. The muscle of the heart is effected is BHS.

Many confuse it with an actual heart attack the symptoms are quite similar. About 2% of the population. Most often BHS effects woman over 80% of the time & during menopause. Scientist believe hormones play a large role as well as stress.

If not treated Broken Heart Syndrome can lead to heart muscle failure and be quite serious. Energy work, diet and psychotherapy are recommended healing modalities for Broken Heart Syndrome.

Dark Chocolate provides support for BHS in several ways.

Here are our TOP 3 science confirms -

  1. Dark Chocolate Consumption supports overall heart health due to the powerful compounds in cacao.
  2. Dark Chocolate releases happy hormones to your brain during consumption.
  3. Dark Chocolate is nutritious especially 70% or higher. Rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium and more.

Making daily choices to consume Pascha Dark Chocolate also provides you with an opportunity to take a small break from your day to simply reset. This can be more powerful than any advice we can give.

Check out our other blogs here on Heart Health, Hormones and more to learn even more about the power of Dark Chocolate to support your best life.

At Pascha Chocolate we believe in the Mind.Body.Chocolate FIX to support us in ways that make chocolate food and not a snack.

Pascha Chocolate comes from the foothills of the Andes mountains. We make our chocolate “Bean to Bar” at the source, meaning the cacao beans only travel minimally from the field to a local village to a nearby chocolate factory. The purer the chocolate - the greater the impact. It’s science!

Pascha is vegan, organic, sustainably sourced (Rainforest Alliance), 1% for the Planet, 100% plant-based, allergen-friendly, gluten-free and includes keto-friendly options.

Our YUMMY chocolate collection includes 55% to 100% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bars and Baking Chips. And our newest product - a single ingredient, Natural Organic Cocoa Powder (currently out of stock due to availability issues).

References:

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cardiomyopathy/what-is-cardiomyopathy-in-adults/is-broken-heart-syndrome-real

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17857-broken-heart-syndrome

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354623

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19810704/