9. Dark chocolate
There’s a reason why we always have at least a couple of blocks of dark chocolate in the house — and it’s not just for the taste factor! In addition to providing a delicious, low-sugar snack, eating dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. This is achieved when the high concentrations of flavonols in all that cacao relax your arteries, allowing your blood to flow more freely. Remember, stick to chocolate that has at least 72 percent cocoa solids. Avoid anything with added vegetables oils or artificial flavors.