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 …
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 …
There is sufficient evidence in the science and medical world showing that diets rich in phytochemicals contributes to the reduction of oxidative stress and free radical damage that leads to certain types of cancers, heart diseases and neurodgenerative diseases.
Can chocolate help your skin? Well it seems that it really can if you select the right kind.
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.
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.
The International Journal of Medical Sciences reported that a ‘special cocoa’
used in studies suggest that the high flavanol content may have beneficial
benefits to vascular blood flow.