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Chocolate… 9 Healthy Reasons Why You Need To Eat More Daily

Eating chocolate every single day may actually be good for your health.

Eating chocolate every single day may actually be good for your health.

Chocolate. It’s one of life’s great comfort foods. Bite into a bar of chocolate and a taste sensation overruns your senses. It helps to get you through troubled times and balance out over-rich meals.Continue…

Eating Chocolate Makes You Smarter

A new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter.

A new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter.

It’s good news for chocolate fans as a new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter. In fact, a group of scientists are actually recommending you eat more of it.Continue…

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…

Smile! Laughter and chocolate are good for your health

Put a smile on your face in the form of a chocolate chuckle.

Research finds that dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao content can be good for you.

Here’s something that’s sure to put a smile on your face: A key to good health just might come in the form of a chocolate chuckle.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…

Exploring the physics of a Chocolate Fountain

Exploring the physics of a Chocolate Fountain

Exploring the physics of a Chocolate Fountain

A UCL mathematics student has found that the falling ‘curtain’ of chocolate in a chocolate fountain surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension.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 — a chocolate pill, if you will. Continue…

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people

Columbia University research indicates high-flavanol cocoa rejuvenates specific brain activity through increased blood flow

Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect can be traced to increased blood flow in a specific region of the brain, say the researchers.Continue…

Chocolate eaters have lower body mass

Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass

Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass

Chocolate’s benefits are rooted in antioxidant polyphenols

Healthy people who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat the rich sweets less often, a study suggested on Monday.

The survey of a population of more than 1,000 adults, published as a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reinforces the notion that chocolate packs heart healthy benefits, despite its high calorie and sugar content.

People in the study, whose ages ranged from 20 to 85, reported eating chocolate an average of twice a week and exercising an average of 3.6 times a week.Continue…