Red wine and chocolate make for a deadly combination to keep your mind sharp and alert, a study suggests.
Polyphenols, plant chemicals abundant in dark chocolate and wines, dilate blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain.
This provides it with a rush of oxygen and sugars, making complex calculations easier and quicker. Besides polyphenols are more effective in combination than alone, the Daily Mail reports.
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Chocolate is healthier than many fruit juices and is a ’superfood’ in its own right, says a new study conducted by a US-based chocolate company.
Superfoods are high in anti-oxidants and compounds that help prevent damage to healthy cells.
Researchers from the Hershey Centre for Health & Nutrition in the US found that powdered dark chocolate had more anti-oxidants and polyphenols, believed to protect us from cancer and cardiac conditions, the Chemistry … full story
Can chocolate really lower your blood pressure? Based on a recent Spanish university study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the answer may well be yes. Researchers studied the effects of cocoa powder on hypertension in rats, which are considered to be a reliable animal model for human hypertension. The cocoa powder used was a commercially available brand rich in flavonoids, dietary phytochemicals believed to have healthful … full story
Let's face it. We're all going to eat chocolate. But you don't have to feel guilty! Chocolate is actually good for you...it's all the things added to it that are the problem. Here's how you can choose delicious healthy chocolates.
The gift of chocolate to a beloved as a token of love is more than just tradition. Naturally-occurring compounds in chocolate produce that mild euphoria of being in love and contribute to enjoyable interpersonal … full story
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