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Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...Cologne, Germany, and colleagues, who have studied cocoa rich food for quite some years, found eating no mo...19 percent in those who ate the highest amounts of cocoa rich foods, compared to those who ate the lowest amounts, according to Ding E L. and colleagues from...

Natural Compound in Grapes, Tea and Cocoa Helps to Enhance Memory

...al compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa has the potential to boost memory , and that its effects further increase when combined with regular exercise. The compound pointed at by the researchers is epicatechin, one of a group of chemicals known as flavonols that has been shown previously ...

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

...ildren doesn't end there. As a leading exporter of cocoa from the Ivory Coast, Nestl has also been implicated in the ongoing abuse and torture of child cocoa laborers." McCloud is one small town that is part of a much larger problem with enormous consequence...

Blood Pressure Tackled Better With Cocoa Than Tea

... Internal Medicine has revealed that foods rich in cocoa are beneficial// in reducing blood pressure, inste...n blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. 'Tea and cocoa products account for the major proportion of total polyphenol intake in Western countries,' the auth...

African Americans Tend to Suffer More from Drug Abuse

...offence. (While the powder is obtained from the cocoa paste, the crack is obtained by cooking the powder.) The rationale for the difference in penalties is simply that the crack is more addictive and its users more violent-prone. But this has been disputed by many experts. In fact 12 years ago a ...

Cocoa Polyphenols may Offer Diabetes Benefits - Study

...iation figures. The potential health benefits of cocoa have been gaining increasing interest, with studies reporting that flavonoid-rich chocolate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, according to Tomaru and co-workers, this is the first study to report that CLPr can prevent aggravatio...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...ucted a trial to assess whether the consumption of cocoa would provide any sustained benefits on endothelial function. "While the findings from this study do not suggest that people should start eating more chocolate as part of their daily routine, it does suggest that we pay more attention to how dark c...

Health Benefits Of Cocoa

Unprocessed cocoa is reported to have huge health benefits which cou...atechin which is found in high levels in unrefined cocoa has the potential to combat the four major and common diseases of the western world viz. stroke, hea...

New Study Suggests Special Cocoa may Lead to Sustained Improvement in Blood Vessel Function

Drinking a specially-made cocoa beverage daily may have the potential to reverse i...in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. The cocoa used in the study was rich in flavanols, naturally-occurring compounds abundant in freshly harvested...

Good News For Chocolate Lovers

...ncement of Science in San Francisco//, flavonol, a cocoa component is said to enhance the functioning of br... which retains flavonols, an active constituent of cocoa drink in them. This has been used in a lot of trials. The current study indicates that flavonol aids...

Good Heart Health May Begin With a Bar of Chocolate!

...late 'offenders' taught us is that the chemical in cocoa beans has a biochemical effect similar to aspirin ...a little bit of chocolate or having a drink of hot cocoa as part of a regular diet is probably good for personal health, so long as people don't eat too much...

Cocoa Rich In Flavonol Improves Blood Vessel Function In Elderly

...ls. Researchers said that elderly adults who drank cocoa drinks// for four to six days. These drinks were r...icipants drank a specially processed flavanol-rich cocoa for four to six days. Researchers reported in the Journal of Hypertension that blood vessel function...

Cocoa Has The Ability To Improve Blood Circulation

Consuming naturally occurring compounds in cocoa could improve blood circulation, according to new ...h is impressive and gives us new insights into how cocoa flavanols may improve health in a variety of ways not previously known,' said Harold Schmitz, PhD, C...

Cocoa good for skin?

... the beneficial effects of consuming flavanol-rich cocoa on the skin. This finding has been published in th...//. Researchers found that certain components in cocoa may actually help improve the appearance of women's skin – increasing hydration, decreasing skin rou...

'Cocoa'phillic: so go and indulge as it is beneficial in heart disease.

...ings of a study of aging Dutch men have shown that cocoa consumers were half as likely to die from disease ...thoven, who along with his colleagues measured the cocoa intake of 470 men between 1985 and 2000 in the Zutphen Elderly Study, a longitudinal look at nearly ...

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

...cording to the experts who have got together for a cocoa conference in Washington....

Chocolate lovers rejoice: it is good for the heart!

...smokers that dark chocolate with a relatively high cocoa content (75 per cent) improved their blood circula...ilar tests with white chocolate -- which has a low cocoa content -- were without effect. They further added that many more testes were needed. The tests wer...

Dark chocolate can help ease symptoms of diarrhea

...pment of fluids that cause diarrhea//. The use of cocoa to treat diarrhea dates back to as early as 16th c...ttle has been known regarding the qualities of the cocoa bean or more specifically why it has been used in the treatment of diarrhea. It is believed that c...

Cocoa: Doesn’t Taste Like Red Wine But Has Benefits Like It

.... In the same league a key ingredient of chocolate cocoa has been shown to have benefits for coronary heart disease. New research suggests that cocoa // may also have a beneficial effect on heart disease and stroke. A research team in Southampton in...

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

...e can lower blood pressure. Other experiments show cocoa flavonoids may reduce harmful blood clotting properties and decrease low-density-lipoprotein (LDL), known as the "bad cholesterol." A study was done involving adults with untreated mild hypertension who ate 3-ounce chocolate bars daily for two week...

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