Dark Chocolate Stimulates the Brain Is High flavanol dark chocolate and the brain an unlikely pair? According to a new study in the ‘Journal of Hypertension 2012’ high flavanol dark chocolate helps boost the brain providing a glimmer of hope for our growing population of the elderly and brain related disorders like Alzheimer’s and …
Harness the power of chocolate! A recent news report based on a new study shows that individuals who eat chocolate regularly are skinnier than those individuals who are not regular consumers. This news made quite a buzz in the chocoholic’s world and with good reason because chocolate lovers always like more good reasons to justify …
Can chocolate help your skin? Well it seems that it really can if you select the right kind.
Clinical evidence through blood tests has shown that most patients who suffer from depression have very low Omega-3′s in their systems. The average person only receives 130mg per day but the recommended amount is 650mg per day. When you don’t give your brain the nutrients it needs to make healthy cells your entire system is at risk for many forms of depression.
Retinitis Pigmentosa is a vision stealing chronic illness that is grouped together with many other chronic eye diseases of the retina. Those individuals who have been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa experience night vision loss in their adolescence years, then begin to begin to lose peripheral vision and later in life they lose central vision.
Did you know that chocolate contains several minerals and vitamins? Dark chocolate is higher in cacao content and contains magnesium which helps muscles relax, aids nerve conduction and energy production as well as bone and teeth development.
Prevention of oxidative stress and free radical damage to DNA is an area that science has been studying. One of the most harmful free radicals that exist in the human body is the ‘hydroxyl radical’. Left unattended this radical seeks and destroys cell tissue and molecules.
Omega 3 fatty acids play a key role in healthy cell development. Without Omega’s in your daily diet you are not feeding your brain and contributes to producing rigid cell walls during their development. Omega’s have been proven to help bring the brain back into balance and have been used to help treat Bi-polar and depression.
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.