How About This? Dark Chocolate Can Bring on Weight Loss

How About This? Dark Chocolate Can Bring on Weight Loss

FLASH: Dark Chocolate May Help You Lose Weight Studies have found that eating chocolate 20 mins before and 5 mins after lunch and dinner have been shown to cut your appetite by up to 50%. As the flavonoids help decrease the potential for insulin resistance. It also contains healthy fats, which slow the absorption of […]

Dark Chocolate: 1 of the Best Foods to Help Boost Mental Focus

Dark Chocolate: 1 of the Best Foods to Help Boost Mental Focus

Dark chocolate is full of neuroprotective flavonoids which benefit the health of the brain by promoting brain plasticity and helping your brain cells live longer. These flavonoids enhance cerebral blood flow which helps to improve attention span, memory, problem solving capabilities and reaction time. The flavonoid epicatechin found in cocoa and dark chocolate helps to […]

Stress Taming Foods

Stress Taming Foods

FLASH: Feeling stressed? Well, the solution may be as simple as eating the right food. “Food sends chemical messages to the brain that either trigger or tame our stress reactions,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, chief energy officer of synergy brain fitness and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress says. “Helpful stress-taming foods include a […]

Eating Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight

Eating Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight

FLASH: I suspect that virtually no 1 needs reason to love chocolate, but if you dom here is 1. According to a new study, the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells may help reverse obesity.  The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois, suggests that 3 of the phenolic compounds in the shells […]

NUDE Superfood Chocolate Bars

NUDE Superfood Chocolate Bars

Meet NUDE Chocolate: the new company responsible for promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle through the creation of luxurious chocolate bars. The secret? Reishi mushrooms. “Dark chocolate on its own is a natural treat containing antioxidants. By fusing this with a carefully-selected blend of herbs, we have created a superfood product that we hope will promote […]

Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Good for Your Brain

Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Good for Your Brain

FLASH: Science Says Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Good for Your Brain By Caroline Picard Forget about that “apple a day”, if you want to keep the doctor away, try a piece of dark chocolate instead. Regularly snacking on cocoa-flavored treats can help protect your brain from cognitive decline, according to a new review from […]

Indonesia’s Chocolate Dream is Sustainable Cocoa Farming

Indonesia’s Chocolate Dream is Sustainable Cocoa Farming

$OLMIY, $BYCBF FLASH: Asia’s biggest producer of cocoa beans is looking to diversify and make more Top-quality beans. The farmers in Tabenan, Bali, set aside 80% of their output for the single origin Bali bar made by Pipiltin, the Jakarta-based company founded in Y 2013 to produce premium chocolate from Indonesia-grown beans. Malaysia aims to […]

Chocolate That is Good for Our Health

Chocolate That is Good for Our Health

FLASH: Chocolate is not only a delight, but a true friend of our health. It may seem too good to be true, but eating chocolate is beneficial to your health as I have written in this column many times before. There is, however, a Key caveat: It needs to be prepared the right way. That’s […]

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There From its pastel-colored colonial buildings to its church ruins, you might think Antigua lives up to its name (ancient). But there is a youthful energy that flows throughout the city, from its bustling markets to the slopes of neighboring volcanoes. Antigua is Guatemala’s most-visited […]

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time Some foods are better than others in battling Father Time, especially those that fight inflammation. The following 8 foods have special nutrients that help you turn back the clock, eat them: Fish. Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, and mackerel, contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that fight many […]

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision I learned Monday, that few bites of dark chocolate may offer us better quality of vision. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in the new study. The observed change in vision was small, but […]

Valentines Gifts with Good Health in Mind

Valentines Gifts with Good Health in Mind

Valentines Gifts with Good Health in Mind Eating healthy and being physically active can provide The Key to a healthy Heart. So, with that in mind, select a Valentine’s gift that will help your loved one reap the benefits long after the love bug day is over. “While it’s very romantic to present your loved […]

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity Once you are eating healthy in general (no processed foods, Organic, Mediterranean, Norwegian or Japanese diet) there are a number of Superfoods you can focus on that are known for their beneficial impact on mood and psychological well-being aka no anxiety. While this list is long, but here […]

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money Of course you have noticed the shelves of chocolate at your the grocer and specialty food shop. Now, craft chocolate, aka, Bean-to-Bar (B-B) chocolate, has found its own niche in the real good food market, and there are more options for chocolate lovers than ever […]

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health Dark chocolate combined with olive oil lowers the odds of developing cardiovascular disease, says a new Italian study. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr. Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa, Italy. “Fruits […]

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains According to a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition Cocoa beans, it found are a rich source of flavanols, a class of compounds that has neuroprotective effects. Italian researchers studied available literature on the effects of cocoa flavanols on the brain, what happens to your brain in […]

Getting the Benefits of Resveratrol

Getting the Benefits of Resveratrol

Getting the Benefits of Resveratrol One of the most dramatic aspects of resveratrol is its neuroprotective effects, even to the point of slowing the onset or progression of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which accounts for 20 to 30%  of all dementia cases, caused by blocked or reduced cerebral blood flow that results in oxygen deprivation. […]

Ferrero – Nutella Cafe Coming To Chicago! Millennium Park, Plus Free Selected Menu Items at Opening!

Ferrero – Nutella Cafe Coming To Chicago! Millennium Park, Plus Free Selected Menu Items at Opening!

Ferrero – Nutella Cafe Coming To Chicago! Millennium Park Highlights The First Nutella Cafe is just steps away from Millennium Park at 151 North Michigan Avenue Nutella Will Officially open its doors at 10 am Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 The Nutella Cafe will host a public grand opening with Nutella fan Rocco DiSpirito The first […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs Sleep deprivation significantly affects our daily routine, and can signafically impair performance, health, even safety. Fatigue/Energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MS, says getting less sleep is associated with an array of serious health risks, including pain, fatigue, weight gain, and fibromyalgia. His research bears this out. Dr. Teitelbaum’s […]

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health A huge study and meta-analysis has sought to find a link between Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Along with those disorders come related problems like hypertension, elevated fasting glucose and triglycerides, and high cholesterol, abdominal obesity.4 But rather […]