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Dark chocolate and red wine have `positive components that are good for your heart`, a new study has claimed.

According to Susan Ofria from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, red wine and dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70 percent or higher contain resveratrol, which has been found to lower blood sugar.

Red wine is also a source of catechins, which could help improve good HDL cholesterol.

`You are not even choosing between the lesser of two evils, red wine and dark chocolate have positive components that are actually good for your heart,` Newswise quoted Ofria, a registered dietitian at the Loyola University Health System`s Melrose Park campus as saying.

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Ofria, who is also a nutrition educator, has also recommended a list of heart-healthy ingredients for February, which is national heart month, and for good heart health all year.

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