Dark Chocolate

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…cocoa can help you lose weight. That chocolate reduces stroke risk in women adds to all of the good health news about the health benefits of chocolate that you’ve heard me talk about in the past. Studies have shown that moderate intakes of cocoa and dark chocolate are also linked to improved cognitive…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…intake of cocoa and dark chocolate is linked to improved cognitive functioning, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—along with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? Look for high-quality chocolate bars that contain 70…

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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 arteries, lower blood…

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In Defense of Resveratrol

…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 in these items, resveratrol, may have a significant impact on…

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Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate

…you are thinking that sugar-laden chocolate is the last thing people who are trying to manage diabetes should be eating. But, while it is true that chocolate has fat and calories—and it tastes way too good to be good for you—the health benefits of dark chocolate cannot be denied, even to people living…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

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. One of the heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate

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Recommended Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

…protective omega-3 fats) are also highly recommended. * Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that relax the arteries and lower blood pressure. Studies show chocolate also relieves stress. For maximum health benefits, stick which dark chocolate and eat in moderation. * Purchase only low glycemic index…

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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 age…

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

…you 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 go ahead…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

…quell inflammation include fatty fish like salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and other natural, unprocessed foods. Phytonutrient-rich dark chocolate and berries, especially blueberries, and spices such as turmeric (curcumin) and ginger are also recommended. * Exercise. When you’re feeling…

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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 the greater…

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