Dark Chocolate

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…to eat chocolate? I recommend choosing dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants. You want to look for chocolate bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Unsweetened dark chocolate is extremely bitter, and even sweetened it can be an acquired taste. Because of its fat and sugar content, dark

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What’s the best way to eat chocolate? Look for high-quality chocolate bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Unsweetened dark chocolate is extremely bitter, and even sweetened it can be an acquired taste. Because of its fat and sugar content, dark chocolate is quite calorie dense, so…

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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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In Defense of Resveratrol

…of alcohol—wine, beer, even hard liquor—provide cardiovascular protection. Same goes for the benefits of dark chocolate. Its health boon is due as much to chocolate’s positive effects on gut bacteria as anything else. The bottom line when it comes to resveratrol is: If you want to…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…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 some of the health benefits of dark chocolate. * Lowers Blood Pressure.…

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The Best Foods for Health

…Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine) lower risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. * The older we get, the less acute our sense of taste—and…

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

…study on mice to help determine if resveratrol, a polyphenol found in blueberries (as well as red grapes, red wine, peanuts, cranberries, and dark chocolate), can help to prevent falls in humans. Dr. Cavanaugh chose to study mice since, like humans, mice suffer a loss of motor coordination as they…

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

…can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health benefits are found in chocolate bars that are 70% cocoa—so…

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