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Antioxidants found in chocolates

All plant-derived substances contain some antioxidants, often as compounds known as flavonoids. It has been found in a study that chocolate contains higher levels of health-promoting flavonoids than apples or orange juice. Antioxidants block the action of harmful free radicals, which are produced when oxygen burns glucose in cells to release energy. ....Unchecked, free radicals damage cell compon...

Antioxidants found in chocolates

All plant-derived substances contain some antioxidants, often as compounds known as flavonoids. It has been found in a study that chocolate contains higher levels of health-promoting flavonoids than apples or orange juice. Antioxidants block the action of harmful free radicals, which are produced when oxygen burns glucose in cells to release energy.// ....Unchecked, free radicals damage cell comp...

Eating chocolate makes you happy

According to a web-based survey, biting a bar of chocolate every day is connected to good mood and happy feelings. Eventhough chocolates are high in fat and sugar, it has long been seen as a pleasurable indulgence.// However, recent evidence suggests that, like other plant based products, it also contains antioxidants, which can protect from chronic disease. ....Researchers at the University of...

Dark Chocolate Is Helpful In Lowering Blood Pressure.

A study conducted recently links dark chocolate consumption to improved insulin sensitivity //and lowered hypertension. The study reveals that three ounces of dark chocolate a day for several weeks lowers blood pressure by an average of 10 percent and improves insulin sensitivity in patients with hypertension... ..The team studied 20 people, 10 men and 10 women, each were assigned 3.5 ounces of d...

Dark chocolate benefits the heart

There is good news for all chocolate lovers, as against the general thought that chocolate is bad// for health, there comes news that dark chocolate can actually improve heart function. ....Athens Medical School, Greece investigated and studied effects of dark chocolate consumption on blood vessel function in 17 young and healthy subjects... ..The scientists found that these subjects exhibited a...

When it comes to health, all chocolates not the same.

European researchers say eating milk chocolate, which is most commonly used in candy bars, does not raise antioxidant levels in the bloodstream. They found the same discouraging result among patients who drank milk while eating dark chocolate.// ..The results suggest that milk and other dairy products somehow discourage the body's ability to absorb the protective compounds in chocolate. Only subj...

Under Stress? All You Need Is A Chocolate To Melt In Your Mouth

You don’t have to spend time for meditation, yoga or even a trip to your favorite spot. Surprised? Yes stress relief comes so very compact these days. Thanks to the Chocolate-coated stress busters // that are likely to be marketed soon. ..The chocolate-like product comprises various nutraceutical herbs and has antioxidant, anti-stress and adaptogenic properties. It has been developed by National...

Chocolate To Combat Cancer: So Indulge!

After its numerous heart benefits comes good news for all chocoholics. Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have discovered how a compound in chocolate // can stop the constant division of cancerous cells in laboratory trials. The study, published in the April issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, found that the compound pentameric procyanidin inhib...

Dark chocolate can help ease symptoms of diarrhea

A new study has now confirmed an ancient myth that coco bean can be used to treat diarrhea following the finding that it contains certain chemicals that can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea//. ..The use of cocoa to treat diarrhea dates back to as early as 16th century by ancient South American and European cultures. Until now, very little has been known regarding the qualities...

Chocolate lovers rejoice: it is good for the heart!

In a study consistent with the Christmas season says that a serving or two of dark or bitter chocolate can help smokers to prevent heart disease. ..This comes as a breath of fresh “sweet” air from Swiss // researchers. ..The spearheads of the study were researchers at Zurich's University hospital. They investigated and found after tests with 20 smokers that dark chocolate with a relatively high c...

Chocolate makers to be health wise and urge consumers to be too!

The British are taking the lead to teach chocolate lovers a thing or two about balanced diet. ..Taking health in their hands two of Britain's top sweet-makers will put warning // labels on their chocolate bars to inform the consumers to enjoy them as part of a balanced diet. ..The two spearheading this revolution are Cadbury Trebor Bassett and Masterfoods UK, the makers of confectionery such as...

Cocoa Treats: Chocolates, as a Health Investment? Chew on this!

This is some food for thought. A component of Cocoa is in the limelight for the right reasons. The component, called Flavanoids, known to stave off new age diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease, can be used in medicines,// according to stalwarts from the food and industry department , though such medicines are still a distant dream. ....Flavonoids, is found in chocolates, green tea,...

Chocolate milk may Be Good For Athletes

Chocolate milk may be as good - or better - than common sports drinks like Gatorade or Endurox R4 at helping athletes recover from strenuous exercise, says a new study...Intense endurance exercise reduces supply of stored glucose// or glycogen, a key source of fuel for exercise, to the muscles. .. The findings suggest that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrates to protein to help re...

Hot or cold: Chocolate milk is the answer for longetivity

As a whiff of chocolate odour comes the news that a stroll followed by a glass of chocolate milk can do wonders for the musle function of an individual.// ..This is in the direction of efforts by the University of Auckland's Faculty of Science which aims to develop a non-pharmaceutical means to maintain muscle function and quality of life in older individuals. ..The goal of his research is not t...

Chocolate to Treat Heart Disease

Dr. Roger Corder, William Harvey Research, London UK, has applied for permission to treat patients diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases with plain chocolate//. ..Plain dark chocolate has been found to be rich in flavanoids, which in turn help to reduce blood pressure, strokes and heart disease. It has even been claimed to lower one's levels of LDL cholesterol, the bad cholesterol. However ch...

Allergy Alarm: Sam's Choice Milk Chocolate Turns Bitter with Undisclosed 'Nuts'

Brach's Confections, Inc. of Dallas, Texas are tough nuts to crack, indeed. Presently, they have withdrawn a batch of production of Sam's Choice Belgian Milk Chocolate Bars,// due to the presence of undeclared almonds. This is a precautionary measure to ensure safety for all those who are allergic to almonds that may cause a life threatening reaction upon consumption. ....Wal-Mart stores are the...

Dark Chocolate Could Be Used To Treat Heart Disease: Scientists

Professor Roger Corder of the William Harvey Research Institute has sought the permission to test with dark chocolate on heart patients//. He will go ahead with the medical trial once he gets the regulatory approval. To start with forty patients with cardiovascular disease will be tested with the dark chocolates, reports foodconsumer.org. .......

Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, And Peppermint Scores Good For Brain

In Wheeling Jesuit University some researchers found that milk chocolate containing caffeine has been good for keeping brain alert, controls impulses// and having better reaction times. ....Hence, chocolate lovers were found to have better cognitive abilities than others. ....Adding value to the above study, an under graduate student, with the guidance of his Professer, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, W...

Cadbury Removes Chocolates From Shelves Amid Fears Of Contamination

Cadbury Ireland had on the 23rd June recalled almost around 20,000 chocolate bars in Britain as a precautionary move because there are fears// that those bars may contain traces of salmonella. ....A spokesperson for the company has said that there were minute traces of salmonella, which though quite are significantly below the levels that stipulated by the scientific standards for any hazards. T...

Choco Fudge takes the cake - and cookie!

In a three-day competition organised by ITC Hotels on patisseries, Choco Fudge has been adjudged the best cookie amidst stiff competition// from the Biscotti variety. ....The judges' panel consisted of eminent writers and fashion designers from Kolkata, who unanimously voted for Choco Fudge, which will take pride of place at all ITC hotels across the country as the new masterpiece - 'The Welcomc...

Chocolate Chip Cookies to Keep Cholesterol at Bay

The Journal of Nutrition in its current issue (October) has published a study, which claims that Right Direction Chocolate //Chip Cookies TM can not only lower cholesterol levels but also enhance lipid sub fraction profile in an individual. This would substantially curtail the risk of cardiac disease. These cookies contain psyllium, (a seed used for medicinal purposes taken from the common fleawo...

Good Heart Health May Begin With a Bar of Chocolate!

The die hard chocó fans could crack open a bar of chocolate, in celebration of some good news. Finally chocolate reveals its true colors and bares// its heart! When you melt to a bar of chocolate, you are wholeheartedly rewarded, reveals a new finding. ....Researchers in the United States, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore recruited 1,200 subjects, for an 18-month study to gauge the influen...

A New Study Finds Chocolate Milk Powerful Than Sports Drinks

A new study has found out that chocolate drinks works as well as some sports drinks like Gatorade. The study partially sponsored by the Dairy and Nutrition Council and conducted by Indiana University // suggested found that those in stationery bicycles drinking chocolate milk worked more than 50% longer than those drinking a carbohydrate drink, an effect similar to that offered by sports drinks...

Good News For Chocolate Lovers

According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Associate for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco//, flavonol, a cocoa component is said to enhance the functioning of brain. ..Mars a private firm involved in the manufacture of CocoaVia chocolates has a procedure which retains flavonols, an active constituent of cocoa drink in them. This has been used in a lot of tria...

Kiss a Chocolate and Tell

A study has shown that the sensation of melting to a chocolate gave an intense high, far more than the thrill of a lover’s kiss. // ....The finding which could cause many hearts to sink has shown that simply melting to a chocolate is equivalent to hugging and kissing your loved one, four times. Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame was not totally off track when she said that chocolate was better than...

Chocolate-makers Reverse Decision to Go for Animal Enzyme

Leading chocolate brand Mars would stay vegetarian after all. ...Its manufacturer, Masterfoods, had raised a storm when it announced that it had started using rennet - an enzyme taken from the stomachs of newborn calves - to make whey for its products. ......It had previously been relying on a readily available - but more expensive - vegetarian alternative to rennet. ......But it provoked...

Nicole Kidman Can't Resist Chocolate Cakes

Actress Nicole Kidman has confessed her weakness for chocolate cakes . ......The 'Hours' actress recently owned up to munching an entire chocolate cake every week. ......Kidman admitted that she could gulp down a huge slice of cake every night, but has to limit her chocolate addiction. ......"I can't have a piece of cake every night but I can have a piece of cake three or four nights a week,"...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

A new research suggest that eating a small amount of dark chocolate each day could lower blood pressure and cut the risk of stroke. Dark chocolate is not only good for your heart , it may also stave off hardening of the arteries among smokers, and it has more antioxidants per gram than red wine, green tea or berries. ......A new study published in the July 4 2007 issue of the Journal of the Ameri...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

Eating a little bit of dark chocolate every day can reduce blood pressure without causing weight gain or other side effects , according to a study published Tuesday in the United States. ......Previous research has shown that eating chocolate can lower blood pressure, but doctors have worried that any benefit could be offset by high doses of sugar, fat and calories. ......The study conducted by...
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