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Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients and is said to have a number of health benefits. It lowers the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol (Journal of Nutrition) and helps prevent cognitive decline. The Harvard Medical School did a study in 2014 in older people and discovered that drinking 2 cups of hot chocolate a […]
Chocolate Makes You Smarter!
The British Telegraph reports that chocolate helped people with mental math. After drinking a cup of hot chocolate, subjects in a study had an easier time counting backwards than did those who did not have the chocolate. Psychologists attribute this to flavanols, a class of flavonoids found in chocolate.
Hot Cocoa the Perfect Food!
Age Old Medical Advice: Hot Cocoa the Perfect Food! “Chocolate nourishes and preserves health entire, yet causes a pleasant and natural sleep and rest,” wrote Dr. William Hughes, an English physician in 1672. “Drunk twice a day, a man may very well subsist therewith, not taking anything else at all.”
Nobody Knows the Truffles I’ve Seen
Seriously now, chocoholics. How many of us reach for a piece of chocolate after an exhausting day, a bad date, a fight with the spouse? And how many of us savor the luxury of a chocolate truffle with our Sunday morning coffee, or as the perfect cap to a hearty […]
Chocolate as Vegetable
Shape and deep rich taste are not the only reasons chocolate Truffles are named after the rarified earthy mushrooms adored by Frenchmen and gourmets everywhere. While a confection, chocolate truffles are made from the very natural and amazing cocoa bean which has many healing medicinal properties. Dark chocolate actually contains more free radical […]
Chocolate and Health
Men who eat chocolate and candy live almost a year longer than those who do not. So says a study published in Lancet, the famous British medical journal. Could it be the pleasure factor? In fact, there is a chemical scientific basis for cocoa’s healthful effects. Cocoa has more antioxidant chemicals—those that prevent […]
My Chocolate Moment
• ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by submitting photos via Facebook, using the hashtag #mychocolatemoment between November 13 and December 25, 2014.
• ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to legal U.S. residents and visitors over the age of 18. Employees of No Chewing Allowed! (along with its contractors, […]
Chocolate Contains Healthy Antioxidants
Chocolate lovers can take heart in the growing body of research that shows this favorite food is packed with high-quality polyphenol antioxidants- beneficial compounds similar to those found in fruits, vegetables and red wine that scientists say may reduce the risk for developing heart disease, as well as offer some anti-aging health […]