Chocolate has been used for thousands of years as a natural medicine. In it’s raw form it is the highest antioxidant superfood …
For years we have been hearing that dark chocolate is healthy and the darker the better. The media has taken one of our favorite confections and …
This is music to chocoholics ears….Dark chocolate has medicinal properties and what we know that has been reported is dark chocolate helps your heart health, promotes weight loss, helps keep blood sugars in diabetics stable and reduces the chance for diabetes, improves mood, improves cognitive function, helps to protect the skin from UV damage, promotes and increases energy levels and aids in reducing inflammation inside the body.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has been studying how chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention because of the natural occurring flavanoids that are present in cacao. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals found in plants and chocolate is very high in one phytochemical called flavanoids.
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.
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.
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 …
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