Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

When it comes to chocolate, darker is healthier: Experts find it can reduce heart disease risk factors in just a month

(Natural News) Let your sweet tooth rejoice: Eating dark chocolate is good for your cardiovascular health, says a recent study in the journal Nutrition. The research, a collaboration between the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) in Portugal and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, revealed that just a few squares of dark chocolate – in particular, those with 90 percent cocoa […]

Food of the Gods – Sacred Chocolate

May 23rd, 2019 By Nick Polizzi Guest Writer for Wake Up World Ever wondered why people exchange chocolate on romantic occasions? Like Valentines Day for example? Long before Willie Wonka came around, it was known among the ancient Maya as the “food of the gods,” because chocolate, or cacao, can act as a powerful aphrodisiac […]

Delicious medicine: Compounds in chocolate are good for your heart

(Natural News) Chocolates are some of the world’s best-loved sweets. They’re a comfort food for some and a guilty pleasure for others. But no matter how or why you choose to eat chocolates, you should know that they’re doing you more good than just making you feel happy or satisfying your cravings. According to […]

Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regular chocolate

(Natural News) Chocolate is considered a delicious and nutritious snack, given that it is made from raw cacao, where most of its health benefits come from. Raw cacao, unlike processed cocoa powder and regular chocolate bars, is not exposed to high temperatures, which remove many of its unique health benefits. Here are […]

Fight diabetes with dark chocolate: Compounds in cocoa found to help cells release more insulin

(Natural News) A study has discovered that specific compounds found in dark chocolate (particularly its cocoa content) can help fight diabetes. These compounds, known as epicatechin monomers, can aid the body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. The body needs the insulin hormone to control glucose, which is […]

Bottle cap jackets and chocolate wrapper dresses: Palestinian fashion goes green

by Tessa Fox Rather than having their creations in the pages of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, some Palestinian designers are incorporating these very pages into their designs. Palestinian runways are now being graced with multi-coloured dresses of recycled material including discarded plastic, rolled up pages from sophisticated fashion magazines, and even hundreds of […]

Dark chocolate is good for your brain; it makes you happy AND smarter

(Natural News) Good news for chocolate lovers: dark chocolate is not only good for your brain, but it also makes you happy, according to an article published on the website BeBrainFit.com. Chocolate is enjoyed by the whole world. In America alone, people consume three billion pounds of it each year. It is […]

Sweet vision: Chocolate could improve poor eyesight, study finds

     Good news for those of us who have a sweet tooth – eating dark chocolate could help people with poor eyesight to improve their quality of vision, according to new research in the US. Scientists from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas found that antioxidant compounds in chocolate called flavanols […]

Sweet vision: Chocolate could improve your eyesight, study finds

Scientists from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas found that antioxidant compounds in chocolate called flavanols gave a slight temporary boost to the eyesight of up to 30 young adults. The authors of the study, published this month in the Ophthalmology edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, say […]

Stressed-out cacao trees produce more nutritionally potent chocolate – new research

(Natural News) A bite of your favorite chocolate bar can take off the stress for most people – studies have already looked into it – but research has shown that putting cocoa trees under stress can lead to better-tasting chocolate. In particular, drought and other weather conditions have more impact on cocoa production than how the […]

That’s just nutty: ‘Riot’ spreads in French supermarket over chocolate (VIDEOS)

Supermarket chain Intermarché dropped the price of a Nutella 950g by 70 percent to just €1.41 this week, leading some fans of the chocolatey snack to go wild in the Loire region. READ MORE: Nut spat: Stop eating Nutella and save forests, French ecology minister says According to Le Progres, “riot scenes” were witnessed in stores […]

The world’s insatiable demand for chocolate has Colombia gearing up production – but heavy metals remain a huge concern for importers

(Natural News) The accumulation of heavy metals such as cadmium in food is a major issue in scientific communities and international food organizations, due to the high toxicological risks to consumers, and because there is no detailed record of such contaminants’ actual content. This is why researchers at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia felt […]

Why Cheese Is More Addictive Than Ice Cream, Cookies, Chips And Chocolate

The following is an excerpt from The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy, which was released by Hachette Book Group. Which foods do you find most addictive? That’s the question University of Michigan researchers asked. The idea was, which foods lead you to lose […]

Fruit, vegetables, tea, dark chocolate: A diet high in antioxidants reduces risk of type 2 diabetes

(Natural News) A study revealed that a diet high in antioxidants lessens the risk of type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers from Inserm carried out a study on the effect of antioxidants to the risk of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies showed that some antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, lycophenes or flavonoids, […]

Those with a high cardiovascular risk profile should eat dark chocolate with olive oil, new study finds

(Natural News) In recent years, the medical community has put a lot of effort into educating people about reducing their cholesterol levels in order to protect their heart health. Of course, those who do have elevated cholesterol levels are often prescribed statin drugs like Lipitor, Zocor and others to lower these levels. In fact, these […]

[WATCH] ‘Chocolate And Blood All Over’ Off-Duty NYC Cop Goes on a Rampage in a Connecticut Godiva Shop

Video of an incident at a Godiva shop at the Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Connecticut shows a woman who identified herself as a New York City police officer threatening violence against employees. According to the Stamford Advocate, Amanda Villafane, a 30-year-old probationary officer, became enraged after she, her mother and her companion had to […]

How Your Favourite Chocolate Bars Are Contributing To Illegal Deforestation

Next Story Our love for chocolate is undeniably high, meaning that the demand for cocoa beans is continuously increasing. Chocolate companies make a lot of money off this industry — an estimated $100 billion annually to be precise — and this number is only expected to rise. Trust me, I get it. I’ll be the […]

How high demand for chocolate is wiping out Africa’s rainforests

(Natural News) It would take some serious searching to find someone who does not love chocolate. Who can resist a chocolate bar after a long and stressful day? Or what about some delicious chocolate ice-cream in the sweltering summer heat? Chocolate milkshake anyone? The list goes on and on, and it is true to say […]

Is The Chocolate You Eat Toxic? Study Finds Heavy Metals In Popular Chocolate Brands

Next Story Like many other people on this planet, I absolutely love chocolate. Hot chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate drizzle, chocolate fondue — you name it, and I’m likely interested in it. After all, it’s delicious, and in some cases even nutritious if it’s organic and raw cacao. Although not listed among the ingredients, many chocolate bars […]

Antioxidants In Chocolate May Prevent Diabetes

Specific compounds within cocoa promote the release of insulin and help protect against the onset of type-2 diabetes (T2D), reports a new study in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Strong evidence from several studies have shown that individuals consuming foods rich in different flavonoids have a reduced risk of overall mortality and of several chronic diseases. […]

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