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Type 2 diabetes could be delayed by substances found in THIS surprising food
TYPE 2 diabetes onset could be delayed by compound found in cocoa - the main constituent of chocolate. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes could be delayed by compounds found in THIS unexpected food
TYPE 2 diabetes onset could be delayed by compound found in cocoa - the main constituent of chocolate. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cocoa compound could 'delay or prevent' type 2 diabetes
A compound found in cocoa may protect the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Scientists hope the findings might help slow diabetes' progression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Chocolate could PREVENT diabetes: Cocoa releases insulin  
Researchers from Brigham Young University found that a compound in cocoa, known as epicatechin monomers, enhances the secretion of insulin from specific cells. It also reduces obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa compound may help cells release more insulin
A new study, published in theJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that beta cells may function more effectively in the presence of epicatechin monomers, which are found naturally in cocoa.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes
(Brigham Young University) What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off.But here's the thing: BYU researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)
Title: guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New York doctors warn against snorting cacao powder
Coco Loko, a snortable chocolate powder, is a legal, drug-free way to get a quick buzz in the United States, and has become popular on college campuses in Houston and Atlanta. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Litter bugs may protect chocolate supply
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Mother's microbiome seems to protect baby cacao plants, a result with important implications for protecting the world's chocolate supply. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

WATCH: Snortable chocolate powder for energy buzz raises health questions
A new snortable cacao-based powder that claims to offer "euphoric energy" has been met with skepticism and concern from doctors. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cocoa & chocolate are not just treats -- they are good for your cognition
(Frontiers) In a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition, Italian researchers examined the available literature for the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. It turns out that cognitive performance was improved by a daily intake of cocoa flavanols. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saturated Fat: Weighed, Measured, And Found Wanting
A stunningly good, extraordinarily comprehensive paper on the health effects of saturated fat in our diets has weighed them in every relevant way, measured them with every pertinent metric, and found them wanting. There are no saturated fatty acids shown to be better than “harmless at best,” and those we consume most often and abundantly in fatty meats, processed meats, fast foods, dairy and processed dairy products are decisively worse than that. They are bad for us. Until rather recently, the idea that pepperoni pizza, ice cream, and bacon were far from good for our health would have evoked nothing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Chocolate good for the heart' claims sadly too good to be true
Conclusion Health stories that suggest eating or drinking something we like, whether it's chocolate or wine, are always popular. But they don't really tell us anything we don't know already. Certain foods may have a small impact on certain types of diseases, but it's the overall diet that counts. Previous studies have already suggested that the antioxidant properties of cocoa could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, so it's surprising that this study focused on one particular cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation. AF is a common condition that affects heart rate, often causing a faster than normal, irregular ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Chocolate Might Lower Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Looking for an excuse to eat chocolate? There’s good news out of Harvard University, where researchers say including chocolate in your diet could keep your heart healthy. A study involving more than 55,000 people in Denmark found that those who ate moderate amounts of chocolate were at a lower risk for being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation – a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia and death. Men who love chocolate will be happier than women about the results of this study. The irregular heartbeat risk went down as much as 20 percent for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Chocolate Harvard University Study Source Type: news

Hummingbird Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Hazelnut in Organic Cocoa-dusted Chocolate Ginger
Hummingbird Wholesale of Eugene, Oregon is recalling 5lbs of Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger, because it may contain undeclared hazelnut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chris Pratt Handles Body Shamers In The Most Chris Pratt Way
Chris Pratt is currently filming the sequel to “Jurassic World” and he’s been giving his Instagram followers a peek into the life of a movie star on a diet. Of course, Pratt being Pratt, he’s managed to make his calorie counting into a rather entertaining experience for all to watch called “What’s My Snack?” In the first installment posted on March 16, Pratt babbles on about his baobab, banana, cacao and chia smoothie.  #WHATSMYSNACK #JurassicWorld2 A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:50am PDT #JurassicWorld2 #WHATSMYSNACK watch me eat ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Skin Care Tips For Making Sure Your Melanin Flourishes This Spring
Spring has officially sprung! And while many people are thinking about decluttering their space and breaking out sundresses and shorts, they may forget that their skin care regimen could use some spring cleaning, too. Dermatologist Brooke A. Jackson, M.D., told The Huffington Post a few key things people of color should be doing to ensure our skin, our body’s largest organ, remains glowing and healthy through the seasonal changes.  From sun protection to getting rid of discoloration, the North Carolina-based doctor has five necessary tips that keep your melanin on fleek this spring and summer. 1. Lighten up...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Dip In Global Prices Creates Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast's Farmers
Ivory coast is the world's largest cocoa producer. But a bumper crop combined with a fall in the global demand for chocolate and a dip in cocoa prices are hurting the country's cocoa farmers.(Image credit: Alex Duval Smith for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Duval Smith Source Type: news

A hot cup of attention tempered with chocolate, please
Deep down, we always knew it, but science is proving that cocoa and caffeine are indeed the best marriage ever. Researchers examined the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jackfruit seeds could help ease looming cocoa bean shortage
Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But in a new study, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists uncover the genetic history of cocoa in Brazil
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In na article published in PloS One, Brazilian scientists details the genetic structure and molecular diversity of the varieties of cocoa grown in the state of Bahia for over 200 years and identifies trees resistant to witch's broom (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Feel tired all the time? How you can EAT your way out of exhaustion
Nutritionist Cassandra Barns has revealed the six items we need to beat fatigue, including raw cacao, or unprocessed chocolate. She says swap pasta for a high-protein version. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 Healthy Snacks For Work That You Can Keep At Your Desk
For SELF, by Alexa Tucker.Hail to the snack drawer. Having healthy snacks for work on-hand at the office is key for staying fueled and focused when you need it most. Whether you’re in the middle of a big project or you’re chained to your desk with a looming deadline, they’ll help keep your energy up and your blood sugar stable during an afternoon slump, says Brittany Kohn, M.S., R.D. Plus, “if you’re prepared with your own healthy snacks you won’t be tempted by any unhealthy choices available at the office,” she adds. Game, set, match, stale donuts and birthday cake in t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen
(NaturalNews) With the holiday season almost upon us, the consumption of chocolate is likely to skyrocket — anything from chocolate cakes, cookies, and pudding, to the frothing cups of hot chocolate sold outside to help keep us warm at this time of the year. (Article by Elika Ansari, republished from TheDailySheeple.com) Chocolate is a popular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist Rob Hobson reveals 10 snacks that will make you a morning person
Nutritionist Rob Hobson says you can eat your way to a better mood. He suggests eating raw cacao - the purest form of chocolate - as it's a rich source of magnesium, which can ease PMS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FMIF Holdings, LLC Urges Consumers of 8oz Pods Purchased Online to Dispose of Product Immediately
FMIF Holdings, LLC is recalling Snow Monkey Goji Berry and Cacao 8oz. pods because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Trick Or Treat? A Dentist Ranks Your Favorite Halloween Candy
You'll find my favorite Halloween decoration at the front desk of my dental practice: a bowl of candy labeled "free cavities." (Yes, I know, dentists are hilarious!) This weekend, children will dress up as their favorite characters and run around the neighborhood in the hopes of scoring the most delicious candy they can! They'll also try and avoid those curmudgeons who have the audacity to give away apples and toothbrushes. In a perfect world, children would only trick-or-treat at those homes giving away the least cariogenic (cavity-causing) treats -- but this isn't a perfect world, and your kid loves Laffy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa compound linked to some cardiovascular biomarker improvements
To the tantalizing delight of chocolate lovers everywhere, a number of recent studies employing various methods have suggested that compounds in cocoa called flavanols could benefit cardiovascular health. Now a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption reveals some further pieces of supporting evidence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sugar: My Position
Sugar seems to be everywhere these days, and I don’t just mean in the copiously over-sweetened standard American diet (“SAD”). I mean in the news about diet, too. Partly, this is as it should be, as one of the principal liabilities of a dreadfully junk-laden and hypocrisy-laden diet, literally engineered to subjugate the health of the many to the profit of the few, gets the attention it deserves. Partly, though, it is the result of a well orchestrated, well funded effort by those with ties to the beef industry, and/or interest in sticking butter in your coffee, to divert your attention from the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa compound linked to some cardiovascular biomarker improvements
(Brown University) A new review of 19 randomized clinical trials finds that consumption of cocoa, and therefore compounds called flavanols, may improve some biomarkers related to lipids and insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

6 Brain Boosting Foods You Need To Eat Now
Summer is coming to a close, which means school and work are ramping up again - and you want your brain to be in tip top shape to tackle important tasks and projects. Did you know that there are specific foods you can incorporate into your diet to increase your cognitive abilities such as focus, memory, problem solving skills and learning? Research has shown that certain nutrients can enhance brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain, calming inflammation and battling fatigue. Here are my top six brain boosting foods to keep you sharp, focused and on point. 1. Beets: These beautiful root vegetables have tre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21 Things to do if you get Shin Splints
Shin splints (also know as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)) feels like a sharp pain along the inner edge of the shinbone that may shoot up from your ankle to your kneecap. Shin splints are usually caused by repeated stress to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the shinbone. This is a common injury that affects athletes who engage in superfluous running, jumping and dancing. It is not considered a serious problem, but rather an inflammation of the muscle or other tissue at the front of the lower leg that results from repeated, minor trauma or irritation. It can be treated with home remedies that follow. Stay aw...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is cocoa good for you? New study may settle it
Medical researchers are recruiting people to test the health effects of cocoa ​, but (alas) not Willy Wonka-style (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Think Outside The Cereal Box?
Ask JJ: Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas for my kids? They want Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes, but I know we need to do better. Everyone's heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but the wrong breakfast can do more harm than good. Typical go-to breakfast choices for the younger crowd include cereal, waffles, pancakes, and muffins. And while all those foods might be convenient, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that will leave your kids restless, cranky, and unable to concentrate. By lunchtime, they'll have a hard time staying awake, much less learning long division...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocular injuries and eye care seeking patterns following injuries among cocoa farmers in Ghana - Bert BK, Rekha H, Percy MK.
BACKGROUND: The work environment of cocoa farmers exposes them to several ocular hazards that predispose them to eye diseases and injuries. However, the extent of ocular injuries and health seeking patterns following these injuries are unknown among cocoa ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Pack Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat?
Ask JJ: I know nutritious food is important to my children's success at school. But how can I pack healthy lunches they'll actually eat? One of the things I looked forward to most as a kid was the surprise of opening my lunchbox in the school cafeteria. Packing an appetizing, healthy lunch for your children is an easy way to improve their day, even if they don't feel quite so enthusiastic about the early mornings and hectic pace of a new school year. Everyone wants their food to look tasty, and that especially applies to kids. With little ones, bite-size finger food wins out every time. So cut that apple into tiny chunk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Chocolate A Health Food?
Conclusions are based on extracted antioxidant compounds called flavonoids that occur naturally in cocoa beans, but may not be found in the processed chocolate that you are eating. Flavonoids are a group of bioactive compounds associated with many health benefits. Flavonoids are common in many plant-based foods. Strawberries, blueberries, tea, apples and onions are excellent sources. The flavonoid content of cocoa beans depends on the type of cocoa plant, the soil in which the crops grow, and the way the beans are processed. High temperatures used to make chocolate can destroy flavonoids. Chocolate is made from processi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Stop Any Craving Right When It Hits
Whether it's a late-night slice of pizza or a sugary breakfast pastry, we all experience cravings. And they often feel impossible to ignore. While it seems like our stomachs are screaming for ice cream, our brains actually play a huge role in food cravings--which means they're not as hard to stop as we might think.1 Cravings are both mental and physical, says Michael Mantell, Ph.D., a transformational behavioral coach who specializes in obesity. "The craving begins in your mind and then in your mouth." We often link cravings to a lack of self-control, but it could simply be your body's way of asking for fuel. &qu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut Oil: Why You Should Question the Hype
by Carra Richling Coconut has become a popular and trendy "super food." Ever since some preliminary research started claiming that it can cure everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's, and even aid in weight loss, coconut products have flooded the market. They include coconut oils, margarines, milks, yogurts and ice cream, and many products are substituting in coconut oil in order to gain market value. There is, however, still a dearth of validated scientific research on the benefits of coconut, so it remains unclear whether or not the trend is the result of marketing hype. For example, the Alzheimer's Asso...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Ways Towards a Mindful Relationship With Caffeine
I could feel my endorphins kicking in. I looked at my business partner and knew it was almost my turn. "Don't forget to smile," I reminded myself, "Arianna Huffington is on the judging panel. Don't screw it up." My partner gave me the cue, and I launched into the close of our epic pitch. The timer counted down as I finished my last sentence, leaving just enough time for the grand finale -- our buzzer beater, in-unison jump as we declared, "Javazen! It makes you feel good!" The crowd roared. We did it! Five minutes of pure anxiety mixed with excitement, and we crushed it. I stood there, stun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine
Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, smoothie and recipe books, and all over Pinterest. The reason these are everywhere is because they offer so many benefits to your health, not to mention they are super easy to make, buy or order for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why chocolate helps you sleep better: Cacao nutrient found to regulate your biological clock for a full night's sleep
(NaturalNews) It's unlikely that you need another excuse to eat more chocolate, but a recent report by the Daily Mail states that among the many other benefits of eating dark chocolate, it can also help you to get a good night's sleep. Dark chocolate is richer in nutrients than milk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there lead in your chocolate?
It's not something that will be listed among the ingredients, but chocolate contains some lead. Manufacturers say it's trace amounts, and it makes its way into chocolate as a naturally occurring element that is absorbed by the cacao plant.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there lead in your chocolate?
It's not something that will be listed among the ingredients, but chocolate contains some lead. Manufacturers say it's trace amounts, and it makes its way into chocolate as a naturally occurring element that is absorbed by the cacao plant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can thank diverse yeasts for that coffee and chocolate
Humans have put yeast to work for thousands of years to make bread, beer, and wine. Wild strains of yeast are also found in the natural fermentations that are essential for chocolate and coffee production. But, as new genetic evidence shows, the yeasts associated with coffee and cacao beans have had a rather unique history. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news