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Dark Chocolate versus Milk Chocolate

People often think that dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, while a few think that all chocolates are unhealthy because of their calorie content. Chocolate is rich in fat content, but milk chocolate contains a greater amount of saturated fat, which is linked with high cholesterol and heart disease. In contrast, dark chocolate has been shown to improve heart health when taken moderately. A recent British Medical Journal study supports previous research that people who have high blood pressure have a reduced risk of death from heart disease when they consume dark chocolate regularly. In contrast, no such findings […]

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Flu-Fighting Foods

Two of the most popular remedies in fighting colds and flu are orange juice and chicken noodle soup.  There are, however other foods that are rich in vitamins A, C and E and other immunity boosting nutrients such as bell peppers, carrots, almonds, sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger, salmon, mushrooms and dark chocolates. Red bell peppers are very high in vitamin C, twice as much as those found in oranges.  Vitamin C helps fight off illness and reduce duration and severity of symptoms. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which is then converted to vitamin A in the body. This helps increase T-cells which […]

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Foods that Can Help Reduce Fat

Knowing what foods can help reduce fat and maintain a healthy weight is essential in improving the diet. Common foods like chickpeas are nutritious since they are rich in protein, and at the same time, high in fiber content. This helps in preventing dangerous spikes of one’s blood sugar levels, delaying digestion, and keeping hunger signals at bay. Other beans and legumes provide similar benefits. Eating with vinegar, white wine or red wine can help prevent overeating because the acetic flavor deactivates an enzyme called amylase from converting carbohydrates into simple sugars. This results in slower digestion of carbohydrates and […]

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Milk Chocolate for Stroke Prevention in Men

Studies have shown that the consumption of dark chocolate is associated with lower risk of heart disease and improvement in brain function, particularly boosting memory. Researchers led by Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden recently discovered that eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men. The study, which was published online in Neurology, is the first of its kind study to demonstrate the beneficial effects of milk chocolate in reducing the incidence of stroke in men, according to Larsson. The study included more that […]

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