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Secret of Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Posted March 5, 2014

The next time you eat dark chocolate, visualize your arteries becoming more flexible. That is probably not the image that comes to mind when you are enjoying your sweet treat, yet it is one that researchers are talking about since they uncovered the secret of why dark chocolate is good for your health.

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Why dark chocolate is good for your heart

Posted February 28, 2014

It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis. What’s more, the scientists also found that increasing the flavanol content of dark chocolate did not change this effect. This discovery was published in the March 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal.

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Researchers tout cholesterol-reducing dark chocolate with phytosterols

Posted January 6, 2014

Phytosterols can be added to dark chocolate to produce a cholesterol-cutting product capable of an FDA health claim, according to a study.

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Home remedies to cure dark circles, puffy eyes

Posted October 4, 2013

A lot of women these days put up with dark circles under their eyes or puffy eyes. Underlying factors that cause this condition include inherited traits, cigarette smoking, inadequate hours of sleep, improper diet, excessive alcohol drinking, pollution and allergies.

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Four research-proven reasons to eat dark chocolate for your health

Posted August 27, 2013

Chocolate has been unwrapped as a healthy dietary addition for most. Of course, it should be organic dark chocolate minimally sweetened and without milk additives. Since raw cacao is the main antioxidant and nutritional provider, it should be well over 70% cacao and more bitter than sweet. You can get raw cacao nibs or powders if you want to realize cacao’s maximum health benefits.

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Eight reasons why pregnant women should eat chocolate

Posted June 24, 2013

There seems to be great reasons why pregnant women should treat themselves with chocolate. This is because these luscious treats are found to improve a pregnant woman’s condition by preventing certain complications including pre-eclampsia. According to studies, chocolate can not only relieve a pregnant woman’s stress levels but also makes happier babies.

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Swap Your Anti-Anxiety Meds For Dark Chocolate, According to New Research

Posted May 24, 2013

A new study out of Swinburne University has confirmed what we’ve long known to be true: Chocolate makes you happy and washes away your worries—dark chocolate, specifically.

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Dark chocolate and pistachios: The power snack duo that fights inflammation and heart disease

Posted April 9, 2013

Snacking on pistachios and dark chocolate for heart health? Hand them over! It’s hard to imagine a tastier duo. And the science confirming this is in for both snack treats individually. But it shouldn’t require further clinical research to grasp that combining them offers even more protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD). It’s a no-brainer.

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Dark Chocolate and Red Wine the Food of Love and Health

Posted February 14, 2013

If you want to keep your true love’s heart beating strong, Susan Ofria, clinical nutrition manager at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, said the real food of love is dark chocolate and red wine. In moderation, red wine and dark chocolate are good health choices not just on Valentine’s Day, but for any occasion.

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Study shows how dark chocolate may be good for our health—particularly if you are male

Posted December 26, 2012

Cocoa-rich dark chocolate might help protect against heart disease and stroke, but probably more so if you are a man. That’s one of the findings of scientists at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health who studied what happened in the blood of volunteers after they ate dark chocolate specially boosted with cocoa extract.

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