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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…

My Favourite Brain Food… Chocolate.

Consuming chocolate in reasonable amounts can be good for the Brain.

Consuming chocolate in reasonable amounts can be good for the Brain.

For all of you who have given up sweets for Lent, I apologize in advance. Just remember, Easter is coming.Continue…

The Experience of Chocolate Craving

“The experience of chocolate craving”- an extract from The Economics of Chocolate

“The experience of chocolate craving”- an extract from The Economics of Chocolate

“The experience of chocolate craving”- an extract from The Economics of Chocolate

The following is excerpted from The Economics of Chocolate which provides an economic analysis, as well as an interdisciplinary overview on all things chocolate. We are constantly being told that chocolate is bad for our health– but is it bad for our mind?Continue…

Barry Callebaut invent chocolate that doesn’t melt

Barry Callebaut Scientists invent chocolate that doesn't melt!

Barry Callebaut Scientists invent chocolate that doesn’t melt!

Barry Callebaut scientists invent chocolate that doesn’t melt – and it could be a sweet game changer.Continue…

Chocolate with your Bacon? Tate Britain’s feast for the senses

Chocolate with your Bacon? Tate Britain offers feast for the senses

Chocolate with your Bacon? Tate Britain offers feast for the senses

London gallery opens Sensorium to explore whether taste, touch, smell and sound change the way people experience art.Continue…

Science now helping to develop better chocolate

Fat bloom on a Lindt bunny. Image by Achates, CC BY-SA 3.0

Fat bloom on a Lindt bunny. Image by Achates, CC BY-SA 3.0

Scientists have used X-ray to peer into the sweet brown heart of chocolate to discover what causes it to turn white.Continue…

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers.Continue…

Scientists prove chocolate ‘better than being in love’

Scientists prove chocolate 'better than being in love'

Scientists prove chocolate ‘better than being in love’

The Ancient Incas knew it, as does Bridget Jones and that kindly person who always gives you their last Rolo. Ever since humankind grew its first sweet tooth, there’s been nothing like chocolate to raise the spirits.

For years, academics have tried to discover exactly what makes it so irresistible – speculating that key ingredients like cocoa beans, caffeine or any of its other 300 compounds can boost energy and libido. Continue…