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Why Dark Chocolate Is So Beneficial For Your Health

The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported recently that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.

Their findings were...
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REAL Aphrodisiacs

Say "I love you" with flowers, a greeting card, or (best of all) chocolate and red wine, but be careful when you kiss this Valentine's Day.

Infectious disease expert Jorge Parada says, “Mid-February is usually the peak season for infectious diseases, such as the seasonal and H1N1 flu, mononucleosis, colds and coughs....
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When Bad Foods Turn Out to be Really Good

It's a big relief when this happens, and latest two "exonerated" foods are chocolate and pizza.

Chocolate has been part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years. It was...
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Want to Lose Weight? Eat Chocolate!

New research reveals that the assumption that eating chocolate makes people fat is wrong--it turns out that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner than those who don't.

How can this be? Modest, regular chocolate consumption might be calorie-neutral, meaning that the metabolic benefits of eating modest...
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Watch That Wind

Summer is hurricane season, which seems far away right now. But it never hurts to be prepared, because hurricanes do more than devastate the landscape--they're bad for pregnant women and their unborn children as...
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How to Stay in Shape

Laugh & eat chocolate - Laughter is a highly complex process. Joyous or mirthful laughter is considered a positive stress that leads to a positive effect on health. It can help you STAY IN SHAPE! And if you're not laughing enough, you're probably eating chocolate.

Dr. Lee S. Berk has shown that repetitious "mirthful...

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This Coming Valentine's Day, Remember

chocolate is GOOD for you! - The great news this Valentine's Day is that in addition to being decadent and delicious, moderate amounts of dark chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention.

Recent research indicates that dark chocolate's chemicals, which act as antioxidants, have been shown to play a role in reducing...

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Your Favorite Food is NOT Addictive

Finally?a prescription we WANT to take! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate is associated with a lowering of blood pressure, without weight gain or other adverse effects. And scientists now insist that chocolate isn't REALLY addictive.

Previous research has indicated that consumption of high amounts of cocoa-containing foods...

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Good News

We hear a lot of bad news, but there is some GOOD news too: scientists have found a cure for baldness AND they've discovered that chocolate may be more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities.

Researcher Arman Sadeghpour has discovered that an extract of cocoa powder that occurs naturally in chocolates, teas, and other products...

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Slaves to Chocolate

You may think that describes YOU, if you find yourself craving that delicious serotonin-raising substance. Most of us are slaves to chocolate, but what it REALLY describes is the child labor used to pick cocoa beans in West Africa.

In the Independent, Humphrey Hawksley describes conditions on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, where?despite...

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The Perfect Sports Drink

In baseball dugouts, we see players swigging special sports drinks that are designed to replace the salt lost in sweat, but if they listened to the results of a new study, they would be drinking chocolate milk instead!

Eddie Pells reports in that a small group of fit athletes worked out on a stationery bicycle, then...
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Now They're Engineering...CHOCOLATE

Scientists just can't leave well enough alone. They've produced GM corn and inedible tomatoes, but now they've gone too far?they?ve re-engineered chocolate.

Would we want to eat chocolate that didn't melt? Even though it was discovered in what is now Mexico and most of it is grown in the tropics, chocolate isn't eaten much in hot...

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No More Chocolate?!

Some of us don't want to live in a world without chocolate, but we may have to if a South American disease spreads to cocoa plants in Africa.

Julianna Kettlewell writes in that the two diseases ravaging cocoa plants are called "witches' broom" and "frosty pod." They are both fungi and are closely related. WBD causes the...

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Chocolate Danger

A lawsuit was filed in May saying that chocolate contains levels of lead and cadmium that could be dangerous to children. The American Environmental Safety Institute went to court in Los Angeles claiming that some of the nation's largest candy makers have known about the presence of the heavy metals in their products, but have not done anything...

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Good News About Chocolate

If you were given a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day, you'll be glad to learn that a tribe of Indians who eat a lot of cocoa have shown that chocolate may prevent high blood pressure.

The Kuna tribe from Panama consume on average five cups of cocoa a day and include cocoa in many of their recipes. They have none of the rises in...
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