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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhibiting cell proliferation. Experimental evidence shows that cocoa can lower the risk of some types. Most importantly, some human trials show that cocoa can reduce activation of molecules that are involved in the development and progression of cancer.Continue…

Dark Chocolate could enhance Athletic Performance

The consumption of dark chocolate could enhance athletic endurance performance.

The consumption of dark chocolate could enhance athletic endurance performance.

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London’s Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra athletic edge in their fitness training.Continue…

Chocolate: Should We Take It in a Pill?

Chocolate: Should We Take It in a Pill?

Chocolate: Should We Take It in a Pill?

The scientific case for the health benefits of cocoa is so strong that some experts are calling for the development of a supplement β€” a chocolate pill, if you will. Continue…

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk.

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk.

While a bar of chocolate might be considered as a guilty pleasure by many of us, perhaps we don’t need to feel quite so bad about our weakness for this sweet treat. Research published recently in the journal Neurology indicated that men who consume a moderate amount each week have a lower risk of experiencing a stroke.Continue…

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

Chocolate can be extremely healthful and beneficial to your health, but before you get carried away with those common candy bars from childhood, understand that the superfood nutritional qualities come from cacao or cocoa, the bitter seeds from which chocolate is made.Continue…

Now, a chocolate teapot that serves up perfectly brewed cups of tea!

A chocolate teapot that serves up perfectly brewed cups of tea!

A chocolate teapot that serves up perfectly brewed cups of tea!

Chocolate experts have recently crafted a chocolate teapot that did not completely melt even after boiling the water to brew a cup of tea, it has been reported.

BBC’s ‘The One Show’ inspired the effort by challenging Nestle to test the saying that a chocolate teapot was a very useless concept.Continue…

Why dark chocolate really IS good for you

Why dark chocolate really IS good for you: Stomach microbes turn cocoa into a natural drug that reduces blood pressure

 Why dark chocolate really IS good for you

Stomach microbes turn cocoa into a natural drug that reduces blood pressure

  • Previous studies found dark chocolate reduces blood pressure.
  • Now scientists have discovered this is due to how our guts ferment cocoa.
  • By breaking down chocolate compounds, microbes produce molecules that act like a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • This drug enters the bloodstream and helps protect arteries from damage.
  • Dark chocolate contains a higher cocoa content than milk chocolate.

Love dark chocolate?

Now you can eat it with much less guilt because scientists have discovered why it is so good for us. Previous studies have found daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and is good for the heart. Now scientists have discovered why this happens – and its down to how our guts ferment the fibre in cocoa beans.Continue…