Diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables, high antioxidants, help the body to neutralize oxidative stress and free radical damage to the cells in your body. Our bodies produce antioxidants naturally but as we age our bodies stop making their own and it is imperative that we get them from our diets. Without antioxidants the body endures continuous cell damage opening the door to chronic illness and other ‘age related’ diseases.
Studies have shown that individuals who have been pro-active to ingest more probiotics are not only helping their digestive system but have also become healthier because probiotics stimulate the immune system.
The study by Johns Hopkins gives hope to human stroke victims and preventing brain damage because it shows that epicatechin shields nerve cells. This research also shows promise to possibly protect against neurological degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and other age related disorders.
Inflammation in the body is something we cannot readily see yet it is responsible for a multitude of ailments. A high carbohydrate diet with little protein is directly linked to inflammation and also related to a high intake of sugar.
Chocolate that is rich in flavanols has been shown to reduce inflammation particularly in patients with atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty deposits inside the artery walls aka cholesterol) and chronic heart failure.
Everyone blames chocolate for getting fat and causing acne. Studies have shown that refined products like white flour and sugar are the culprits which you should blame.
Most wine experts will share their passion on what foods pair well with wine and some will even help you indulge by sharing a little dark chocolate with your wine because they do go well together. Studies have shown that the nutrients in wine and chocolate have medicinal properties and have been shown to help …
A new study has shown that people who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome who ate a high flavanoid dark chocolate showed significant improvements in the way that they felt.
The Western Diet in the United States is responsible for some wonderful
creations that satisfies the palate to many. However, what has also been
happening and is in the news all the time is High Blood Pressure.
Most of the chocolates you know about and have learned to
love have been sweetened with sugar to help take the bitterness out of the
cacao. Refined white sugar, although it is sweet, poses many adverse health