Dark-Chocolate

Why Dark Chocolate Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer

Need a stocking stuffer idea? Go with dark chocolate. Thanks to an abundance of research on dark chocolate’s health benefits, you can give—and enjoy—this treat in good conscience. More than 3,000 scientific papers published on chocolate reveal that flavonoids in cocoa relax…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, which means cards, flowers, and of course the traditional box of chocolates. If you make that dark chocolate, you’re not only giving a gift that’s from the heart, you’re also giving a gift that’s heart-healthy. Let's take a closer look at…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

I've written about how chocolate can help you lose weight. The reason is that cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, can stimulate thermogenesis (fat burning), suppress appetite, and boost your sense of well-being. Now, researchers at Cambridge University have uncovered more good…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

Want another reason to enjoy chocolate? A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that the health benefits of chocolate reduce stroke risk in women. The study focused on 33,000 Swedish women between the ages of 49 and 83 who had no history of a stroke, cancer,…

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In Defense of Resveratrol

New research released earlier this week has the morning talk shows, social media outlets, and scientific community buzzing. As you probably know, the health benefits of red wine and the benefits of dark chocolate have made headlines in recent years—and several studies suggest that a compound…

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The Best Foods for Health

Here are some of the best foods for health and why you should make a point to incorporate them into your diet. * Asparagus, onions, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados and bananas are effective foods for health, with some of the lowest pesticide levels of all produce. * Green tea inhibits the…

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

We’ve long known that blueberries are one of nature’s most protective foods. They contain special flavonoids that can protect your vision, prevent diabetes, and keep your memory sharp. Now, a new study shows that a powerful polyphenol found in blueberries can also help to prevent falls.…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently evaluated 22 studies and three previous reviews that examined the link between antidepressants and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. They concluded that, for the most part, people who take these drugs are at an increased risk of developing the…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

Since the dawn of time, man has been indulging his sweet tooth with fruits and berries. Today, the aisles of our supermarkets are filled with sugar-laden treats. But tonight is perhaps the biggest sugar nightmare of all—as pint-sized ghosts and goblins go from house to house loading up on all…

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