Making Mayo's Recipes: Love this chocolate cake
If you're celebrating with a special valentine this week, you might want to try this chocolate cake recipe. Cocoa powder, hot coffee and fat-free yogurt are just some of the ingredients. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hot cocoa can stave off the flu
(Natural News) Flu fear-mongering campaigns are designed to scare the public into becoming willing pin-cushions for the corrupt vaccine industry. But what flu shot propagandists don’t want you to know is that simply eating right, avoiding toxins and living a healthy lifestyle is far more conducive to good health than any cocktail Big Pharma could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chef Sandra Lee Rose to Fame on Charm and Cool Whip. Now She ’s Taking on Cancer
Sandra Lee, the creator of the Semi-Homemade brand of cookbooks, magazines and TV shows and a person who leaves nothing to chance, is sitting in a high-ceilinged ballroom on Wall Street on a rainy evening the weekend after Thanksgiving, listening to a local official present her with a tribute. But, sincere as the speech is, it cannot be heard over the chatter of the members of the New York City independent-film community who have turned out for the IFP Gotham awards. This is not Lee’s usual audience. To New York’s indie-film elite, she is that woman who rose to fame on her ability to gussy up ready-made food in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Source Type: news

Fight diabetes with dark chocolate: Compounds in cocoa found to help cells release more insulin
(Natural News) A study has discovered that specific compounds found in dark chocolate (particularly its cocoa content) can help fight diabetes. These compounds, known as epicatechin monomers, can aid the body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. The body needs the insulin hormone to control glucose, which is the blood sugar,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds that roasted jackfruit seeds can be used to make a healthier cappuccino
(Natural News) Jackfruit is a unique and exotic fruit with a subtle sweet flavor. The results of a study revealed that aside from being a versatile ingredient, jackfruit can also be used as an alternative to cocoa powder used to make cappuccino. The study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa has profound healing properties, beating even acai and blueberries
(Natural News) Have you ever suddenly felt better after drinking a nice, warm cup of cocoa? That good feeling isn’t all in your head, and it isn’t just because cocoa is delicious. Cocoa powder possesses profound healing qualities that surpass even those of renowned superfruits, such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. It is the main ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couldn't sleep last night? A cup of cocoa for breakfast can reduce the negative effects of sleep deprivation
(Natural News) Researchers suggest drinking a cup of cocoa after a night of sleeplessness after conducting a study that concluded that flavanol-rich cocoa can reduce the risk of the negative effects of sleep deprivation. The study, which was published in the Journal of Hypertension, revealed that consuming a cup of flavanol-rich cocoa reduces the negative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cure for coughs found in chocolate? Study finds that cocoa is effective cough medicine
(Natural News) Chocolate is often considered a guilty pleasure because the delicious treat is rich in calories, fat, and sugar. However, study findings have revealed that chocolate can help treat a cough. Curing a cough with cocoa In an interview with The Daily Mail, Professor Alyn Morice, who is the head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Guac out this holiday season with this DIY avocado cocoa face mask
Unwind for the holidays with these DIY all natural skin care products! (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Our ancestors were enjoying cocoa over 5,000 years ago
Cocoa was very important to our ancestors, and a new study reveals just how early they started to relish this treat, and where it really originated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

On Christmas Eve, Santa delivers presents ... and a few extra heart attacks
If you think of the night before Christmas as a time for hot cocoa, cozy fires and Bing Crosby albums, a new discovery by Swedish researchers may well break your heart:The risk of suffering a heart attack spikes on Christmas Eve.That finding is based on a comprehensive database of hospital statistics... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the original types of kitchen-cupboard staples like vanilla, chamomile, cacao and cinnamon, wild relatives of crops like coffee, and non-cultivated plants used by bees to make honey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Cocoa found to have a powerful inhibitory effect on influenza virus infections
(Natural News) Cocoa can protect against an influenza infection by activating the body’s natural immunity and enhancing immune response, according to a study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The study, conducted by researchers in Japan, looked the protective effect of cocoa on the influenza virus using both laboratory testing and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa provides strong protection against the influenza virus
(Natural News) Researchers in Japan found that cocoa can provide strong protection against the influenza virus. In the study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, the researchers examined the protective effect of cocoa on the influenza virus using both laboratory testing and clinical trials. Cocoa has been known to contain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compost made from cocoa pod waste better than inorganic fertilizers in improving soil quality
(Natural News) Most people know that chocolates come from the cocoa tree; however, only the seeds of the tree are used, with most industries discarding the husks that house these seeds. However, a study published in the OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences may breathe new life into these husks, thanks to rot fungi – which can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years
Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts sayThe key ingredient of chocolate was being used in South America centuries before it was exploited by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, according to new research.The cacao tree, and in particular the drinks made from its dried seeds, has long been linked to the Maya and other ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica – a heritage embraced by chocolate companies that produce goods with monikers likeMaya Gold.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Science Chocolate Ecuador Americas World news Food Source Type: news

Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chocolate Bars
Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 2.82oz MarieBelle Japanese Matcha Japanese Green Tea and White Chocolate Bar, container code 101619, Cacao Market by MarieBelle Rosemary Truffle Salt 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, and the Cacao Market by MarieBelle Orange Peels 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Novel insights into the heart health benefits of cocoa flavanols and procyanidins
(CNC Communcations) A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adds to the body of data demonstrating that bioactive compounds found in cocoa can keep the heart healthy -- but two types of bioactives called flavanols and procyanidins behave differently in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil shows that flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds can replace cocoa powder in a mixture of milk and coffee used to make cappuccino. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samara Polytech University created healthy candies with original fillings
(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) Today, not only Polytech scientists are engaged in making sweets by hand. However, many sellers of handmade chocolate products cheat using ready-made chocolate. It is usually not very high quality, contains not cocoa butter, but a large amount of vegetable fat and thickeners. Very rarely, in such sweets there is praline nut, usually manufacturers prefer cheaper fruit and berry fillings: marmalade and jams. These products can not be attributed to the premium class. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eat more chocolate and drink more green tea: Polyphenols found to help prevent obesity
(Natural News) Polyphenols are a group of micronutrients that naturally occur in plants. Cocoa, coffee, green tea, and garcinia are some foods that are rich in polyphenols. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, these plant foods were revealed to help fight obesity. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive buildup... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These delicious food items ease inflammation associated with asthma
(Natural News) What do cocoa beans and natto have that benefits asthma sufferers? It is the chemical compound ligustrazine, which has been used as a medicinal agent in China for decades. An animal study conducted by Chinese researchers showed that ligustrazine can reduce the inflammation that blocks the airway of mice with neutrophilic asthma. Neutrophilic asthma... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa contains vitamin D
Cocoa has been found to be rich source of vitamin D2, according to research published inFood Chemistry.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A natural chemical compound found in natto and cocoa beans found to alleviate airway inflammation
(Natural News) An animal study demonstrated the ability of ligustrazine to alleviate airway inflammation in mice with neutrophilic asthma. Found in cocoa beans and natto, the chemical compound outperformed a corticosteroid drug when it came to alleviating the inflammation caused by this type of asthma. The animal trial was supported by the Shandong University. Its findings were published in the Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Row over hot chocolate that claims it can stop women's hair falling out
Cocoa Locks went on sale on the UK high street for the first time this summer and costs £27.95 for a one-month supply, which works out at around 93p a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, There Is Room for Chocolate in Your Diet
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Dark chocolate is soothing and satisfying, and it may have health benefits, including some for heart health. But can it fit into a weight-loss diet? Yes … if you control portions. Unsweetened cocoa -- the cacao bean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nectar Foods Inc Dba Honey Mama's Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Oregon Peppermint Cacao Nectar Bar
Nectar Foods Inc., DBA Honey Mama's of Portland, Oregon is recalling 79 Sleeves (948 units) of Oregon Peppermint bars, lot code 112918, because it may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Kenya:Mbogo-Omollo's Luxury Meals vs Weevil-Infested Prison Food
[Nation] Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo-Omollo on Wednesday had a rich breakfast: Fish fingers and a choice of tea or cocoa, brown or white bread with margarine, jam, marmalade, wimbi porridge, and cereals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

Labor exploitation is endemic in global tea and cocoa industries, international study finds
(University of Sheffield) Labor exploitation including forced labor is endemic at the base of global tea and cocoa supply chains, according to a pioneering international study published by researchers at the University of Sheffield today (31 May 2018). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Father's relief as surgeons remove a huge keloid tumour hanging from his face
Father-of-eight Leon, 42, says his 'burden was lifted' when surgeons removed a huge growth from the face of the cocoa farmer from Cameroon, after a tumour grew out of wounds from a motorbike crash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimum shade for cocoa
(ETH Zurich) As chocolate becomes ever more popular, demand for cocoa keeps rising. For production to keep up, agricultural practices have to become more sustainable. ETH researchers tested what shade trees can contribute to solving this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The best way to boost the health benefits of cocoa beans lies in how you roast them
(Natural News) Several studies have already determined that chocolate offers various health benefits, but according to researchers from Penn State University (PSU), roasting cocoa beans for a specific length of time and at a certain temperature can both “preserve and even boost the potency of some bioactive and antioxidant compounds while protecting desired sensory aspects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for Mother ’s Day
This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe is super easy to make. My secret is to use good-quality dark eating chocolate. The 70 – 80% cocoa type such as Lindt, which is not too sweet. Using quality ingredients will create the most delicious cookie, and will be perfect with your next pot of tea or to dunk into a glass of icy cold almond milk. You don’t need any special equipment to make this recipe, just a bowl for mixing the ingredients with your hands. I always double or triple the recipe because they don’t last long in my home. This recipe is from my cookbook Purely Delicious. WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'
(Penn State) Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rebuilding the Amazon forest with chocolate: How cocoa could be the key to making South America green again
(Natural News) For decades, Brazilian ranchers have been part of the wide-scale destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Now, they – and chocolate – could be the keys to make South America green again. According to a Reuters report, many ranchers are planting cocoa trees with the support of environmentalists who believe cocoa plantations can serve as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensual sweet seduction: Why chocolate is good for your heart, brain, and mood
(Natural News) People from all over the world collectively consume more than three million tons of cocoa beans a year, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. Chocolate comes from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree, whose name means “food of the gods” in Greek, an apt name for the most popular sweet treat in the world. Theobroma cacao is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The darkest chocolate bars on the market are best for your health
While many wince at bars with more than 70 percent cacao, the team at  Loma Linda University in California found such a high concentration helps boost the brain and heart by reducing inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa bean roasting can preserve both chocolate health benefits, taste
(Penn State) Manipulating the temperature and the length of time under which cocoa beans are roasted can simultaneously preserve and even boost the potency of some bioactive and antioxidant compounds while protecting desired sensory aspects of chocolate, according to Penn State researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chocolate IS good for you: Why a bit of cocoa every day really does boost your mind, heart and mood
Rob Hobson, a leading registered nutritionist and  author of Cheats& Eats, takes a look at how much good chocolate will do for our health this Easter - and how to make it even healthier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandfather, 68, claims to have cured his type 2 diabetes with dark chocolate and grapes
Terry Kemp, 68, from Bristol, developed the condition after ballooning to 16 stone. He began eating just a bar of 85 per cent cocoa chocolate, alongside a 500g punnet of red grapes, every day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dark truth about chocolate
Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we ’re still on the letter A.More accurately, and to avoid adding to considerable existing confusion, it is the seeds of theTheobroma cacao tree that have, over hundreds of years, been linked to cures and therapies for more than 100 diseases and conditions. Their status as a cure-all dates back over 2,000 years, having spread from the Olmecs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Chocolate Nutrition Food & drink Diabetes High blood pressure Diets and dieting Health wellbeing Science Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Delicious and Gluten-Free Banana Bread
There is something magical and comforting about banana bread served lightly warm or toasted alongside your favorite latte. What I love about this recipe is its simplicity and the use of delicious ingredients that are good for you. On my website, I always discuss using high-quality ingredients in your meals. Cooking to me is about quality foods that are lovingly prepared in order to nourish your body. You’ll find my version of banana bread is a nice change from your typical store-bought and café-style banana breads that are generally high in refined white flour, sugar and unhealthy fats. I love using extra virg...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime meals Recipes Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news

Stressed-out cacao trees produce more nutritionally potent chocolate - new research
(Natural News) A bite of your favorite chocolate bar can take off the stress for most people – studies have already looked into it – but research has shown that putting cocoa trees under stress can lead to better-tasting chocolate. In particular, drought and other weather conditions have more impact on cocoa production than how the tree themselves are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news