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Dark chocolate increases attention and alertness while improving blood flow

5/15/2015 - There is some good news for the chocolate lovers out there: a new study carried out by researchers from Northern Arizona University reveals that the intake of dark chocolate with at least 60 percent cacao could be the key to improving attention and alertness and get you through the afternoon slump. "Chocolate...

Dark chocolate found to benefit walking ability of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

7/19/2014 - According to a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) were able to walk longer distances unassisted after consuming dark chocolate as opposed to mere milk chocolate.(1) Polyphenols, which are chemicals that are found in a range...

Dark chocolate found to enhance blood flow to legs

7/9/2014 - In addition to its other proven health benefits, dark chocolate may also improve the health of peripheral arteries, enhance blood flow to the legs and improve walking ability, according to a study conducted by researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and published in the Journal of the American...

Yet another amazing benefit of eating dark chocolate

4/16/2014 - The list of health benefits attributed to eating dark chocolate continues to grow! Now, new research published in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicates that dark chocolate can help prevent type 2 diabetes and even obesity! The scientists found that in mice...

Dark chocolate demonstrated to improve cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation

4/15/2014 - Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the US and most western cultures, despite the overwhelming volumes of evidence that clearly demonstrate how this killer develops as a result of poor diet, lack of physical activity and a multitude of lifestyle digressions that have...

Is dark chocolate good for you?

2/18/2014 - Good news for chocolate lovers: eating a small square of dark chocolate daily can help improve your health in many ways. Not only dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and other minerals, it is also believed that the cocoa bean has potential benefits on cardiovascular health,...

Four research-proven reasons to eat dark chocolate for your health

8/27/2013 - Chocolate has been unwrapped as a healthy dietary addition for most. Of course, it should be organic dark chocolate minimally sweetened and without milk additives. Since raw cacao is the main antioxidant and nutritional provider, it should be well over 70% cacao and more bitter than sweet. You can...

Dark chocolate and pistachios: The power snack duo that fights inflammation and heart disease

4/9/2013 - Snacking on pistachios and dark chocolate for heart health? Hand them over! It's hard to imagine a tastier duo. And the science confirming this is in for both snack treats individually. But it shouldn't require further clinical research to grasp that combining them offers even more protection against...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate halt memory decline during aging

8/23/2012 - Extensive research over the past decade has demonstrated the critical importance of natural compounds known as flavanols from foods including blueberries, grapes, green tea, apples, onions, broccoli and dark chocolate. Flavanols support cellular and metabolic activities throughout the body by providing...

Dark chocolate shown to protect against heart attack and stroke in at-risk individuals

6/13/2012 - Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from vascular diseases should be embraced by natural health advocates...

Three benefits of dark chocolate that will help you lose weight

3/30/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, half of whom are considered obese. Of course obesity is also strongly linked to many other health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The economic costs are enormous....

Seven reasons to eat more dark chocolate

2/15/2012 4:59:56 PM - More and more health reasons for eating dark chocolate keep coming in. Many will be pointed out here, then explained further in the sources indicated by numbers in parenthesis. But first, understand that organic dark chocolate brought into the market place under fair trade agreements is best. Some...

Cocoa from dark chocolate lowers risk from colon cancer

2/6/2012 - Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths annually, a statistic that remains constant despite increased awareness of the deadly disease. Researchers from the Science and Technology Institute of Food and Nutrition in Spain have published the result of a study in the journal Molecular Nutrition...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate improve vision and cognitive function

5/27/2011 - Potent cacao flavanols from dark chocolate have proven effective in lowering the risk from heart disease and sudden heart attack in recent studies. Writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, researchers demonstrate that antioxidants released by consumption of cocoa products can improve multiple...

Dark chocolate is brimming with antioxidants and heart-healthy properties, research finds

4/5/2011 - Ongoing research shows that eating dark chocolate exerts beneficial effects throughout the whole body. High quality chocolate delivers disease-zapping antioxidants, lowers blood pressure and protects your heart and liver, all in one fell crunch. Chemistry Central Journal brings even more good news...

Dark chocolate prevents damage from strokes

10/4/2010 - Researchers from Johns Hopkins University believe they have discovered a biochemical pathway by which a chemical naturally found in dark chocolate can help protect the body from strokes. Previous research has shown that a flavanol known as epicatechin appears to protect the body against cardiovascular...

Dark chocolate found to help prevent blood clots in Johns Hopkins study

11/16/2006 - Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that a little dark chocolate every day can help thin the blood, thereby possibly reducing the risk of developing a blood clot. The researchers observed the platelets of a group of people, initially analyzing the effects of aspirin on the tiny particles...

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