Category Archives: health

Is Eating Chocolate Good For You?


Is Chocolate Good For You? First we are told not to eat something, then we are told to eat it.  Is eating chocolate good for us?  Here are a couple of things everyone should know about chocolate… Advertisements

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Improve Your Heart Health With Chocolate


Did you make some healthy New Year’s resolutions?  Good for you!  We’re keeping up with the healthy theme in February.  Not only do we have Valentine’s Day to keep our tickers tocking, but the American Heart Association also stresses heart … Continue reading

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Stay Healthy With Chocolate


One thing many people say after New Years is, “I’ve got to go on a diet and lose weight.”  Then they stop eating chocolate, which in my opinion is not the best idea.  Why, you ask?   Because chocolate is good … Continue reading

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Chocolate: Quality and Quantity


Grilled burgers.  Juicy steaks.  Chips and dip.  Wine. Cheesecake.  Chocolate.  This sounds like a fantastic party, doesn’t it?  Wait…what’s that?  You really shouldn’t?  You can’t?  Why do you say no when you really want to say yes, yes, yes!  Why … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Chocolate is a Super Food


1.  Flavanols in chocolate increase blood flow to the brain.  Got a test?  A headache?  Eat some chocolate! 2.   Not all chocolate is created equal.  Make sure your chocolate contains 100% cocoa butter, a heart-healthy good fat like the fat in … Continue reading

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup – Not Here!


The Corn Refiners Association is a little perturbed about the negative image of high-fructose corn syrup so they are trying to change the way people think about it with a slick new campaign.  High-fructose corn syrup is used in many foods … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Depression – Laughable


It’s been crazy.  Laughable, really.  Recently there has been a lot of talk about a study on chocolate and depression that was printed in a well-known medical journal, Archives of Internal Medicine (see article here).  Friends told me about it. … Continue reading

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Chocolate + Acne


Does chocolate really give you acne? I can’t even tell you the number of times I have been told that it does.  I remember staying away from all sweets (living hell) hoping to keep my face pimple free.  That was … Continue reading

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5 Easy Steps to Healthy Chocolate


I know, I know.  You’re eating chocolate, so why try to make it healthy?  Well, it is possible to eat healthy chocolate and enjoy great flavor, too.  Very possible.  How? 1)  Go to the dark side. Look at it this … Continue reading

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Heart Health Month


Not only does February have Valentine’s Day, but the American Heart Association also stresses heart health during the same month.  How heart smart! The AHA set a goal of reducing the death rates for heart disease and stroke by 25% … Continue reading

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