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Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut


A team of researchers from Louisiana State University has made a fascinating new discovery with regard to the health benefits of chocolate. Announcing their findings at the recent 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, the group explained how beneficial bacteria in the gut actually convert chocolate compounds into anti-inflammatory nutrients that help protect against stroke and heart disease.

Who knew flavonoids from tea, berries and grapes protect against developing diabetes?


Amazingly, among the many thousands of those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each day, very few realize that this disease can shorten normal lifespans by as much as 10 to 15 years when left unchecked and dramatically lower quality of life as the inevitable complications impair vision, renal health and nerve function. Uninformed individuals tend to view diabetes as a relatively benign illness, because the immediate symptoms are largely silent and medical professionals are quick to prescribe any of a number of worthless pharmaceuticals that have little impact on disease progression and increased risk of an early demise.

Chocolate may prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's dementia


There is little doubt that the gradual decline in memory and cognitive function that can be the first signs of impending dementia and Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious health problems facing millions of aging adults in most western societies. What is even more staggering is that many people view this potentially fatal decline as acceptable, in spite of the well documented nutritional and scientific studies showing that many memory lapses are not considered a normal part of aging and can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle practices at any age.

Moderate chocolate consumption is linked with decreased stroke risk in men


The scientific community has released yet more good news about the health benefits of chocolate - moderate consumption may reduce the risk of stroke in men. Earlier studies have shown this delectable food reduces the risk of stroke in women, as well as enhances the health of the heart and brain in both sexes. This latest word of cheer gives male chocolate lovers one more reason to indulge in this treat, as long as they do not overdo it.

High Chocolate Consumption May Reduce Heart Disease Risk By One Third


Consuming lots of chocolate appears to reduce the risk of developing heart diseaseby one third, researchers from the University of Cambridge, England reported in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris, France.

Chocolate Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by 39%, Stroke by 29%


Recent research findings released by the scientific community will gladden the hearts of chocolate lovers the world over. Instead of being regarded as a sinfully decadent food that people should avoid, growing evidence indicates that it may be beneficial in preventing several medical conditions. Recent investigations published in the British Medical Journal show that eating chocolate is linked to a 39% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% reduced risk of stroke. Other studies show chocolate may be helpful in preventing metabolic diseases and pre-eclampsia as well.
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Eight reasons why pregnant women should eat chocolate

(NaturalNews) There seems to be great reasons why pregnant women should treat themselves with chocolate. This is because these luscious treats are found to improve a pregnant woman's condition by preventing certain complications including pre-eclampsia. According to studies, chocolate can not only relieve a pregnant woman's stress levels but also makes happier babies.

Dark chocolate can help prevent pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is one among many causes of premature birth which also claims the lives of many babies.

Top ten healthy reasons to eat chocolate


Good news for all you chocolate lovers out there, new research has found this divine food has even more health boosting advantages than previously recognized. Not only does it enhance both cardiovascular and mental well-being, but it also lowers body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance. However, before consuming chocolate with wild abandon, it's important to discern between the different varieties - and choose only superfood grades for ultimate benefit.
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