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Chili Peppers may Aid Millions of Migraine Sufferers

Posted May 4, 2013

There appears to be a link between how the skin reacts when rubbed with chili oil and what happens in the brain during a migraine. This fact is being dived into by researchers at the world’s largest biotechnology company, Amgen Inc. so as to produce the debilitating headache’s painful symptoms.

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Reishi mushrooms may improve cancer outcomes

Posted November 7, 2012

Much is said about the health benefits of reishi mushrooms. Studies have been ongoing into its immune system enhancing and possible cancer fighting effects. Resihi mushrooms contain multiple active ingredients which include polysaccharides and triterpenes.

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High Flavanol Chocolate Confirmed to Positively Impact Brain Performance

Posted April 30, 2012

Chocolate can be good for the brain at least if you eat the right kind. Chocolate in particular the dark variety is already well known for its positive effects when consumed in small quantities. Scientists have now found new evidence for another effect: Chocolate or cocoa powder containing higher amounts of so-called cocoa flavanols can positively influence brain performance in healthy middle-aged individuals in a natural way.

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Seven reasons to eat more dark chocolate

Posted April 30, 2012

More and more health reasons for eating dark chocolate keep coming in. Many will be pointed out here, then explained further in the sources indicated by numbers in parenthesis. But first, understand that organic dark chocolate brought into the market place under fair trade agreements is best.

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Flavanol rich chocolate could boost brain performance, say researchers

Posted April 30, 2012

Regular consumption of high-flavanol chocolate, could help to promote brain performance by boosting the efficiency of certain brain functions, suggests new research supported by Barry Callebaut.

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Dark Chocolate Good For Those With Advanced Heart Failure

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a study conducted by investigators at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), a flavonoid called epicatechin, found in dark chocolate, enhanced mitochondria structure in individuals with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes after 3 months. The study is published this week by the journal Clinical and Translational Science.

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Regular Chocolate Consumption Linked To Leaner Bodies

Posted April 30, 2012

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner than those who never or very rarely consume chocolate, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, reported in Archives of Internal Medicine. The authors added that some kinds of chocolate had previously been found to improve factors related to metabolism, including insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels.

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Study Says Focussing on Healthiness can Help You Make Better Food Choices

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a recent research, food choices can be influenced by a simple shifting of attention towards the healthy side of life. And that shift may provide strategies to help us all make healthier choices-not just in terms of the foods we eat, but in other areas, like whether or not we pick up a cigarette.

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Chocolate a sweet remedy for many ills?

Posted April 30, 2012

International researchers have uncovered even more healthy properties of flavanols — the antioxidants found in cocoa beans. Eighteen chocolate-centered studies — including investigations of how cocoa might affect blood pressure, heart disease, painful nerve disorders and cancer risk — were to be presented Wednesday at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in San Diego.

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Daily Bite of Chocolate Helps Boost Your Workout, Lower BP

Posted April 30, 2012

A daily dose of chocolate could bolster your workouts and lower blood pressure, but mind to take only a bite or two of chocolate to reap the full benefits. Scientists gave a group of mice a twice-daily dose of purified form of epicatechin, cacao’s chief beneficial compound. These mice outperformed the group of mice who had not been given the chocolate-y supplement, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

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