• Polyphenols – What They Are, and Why You Need Them
    Posted in: Berries, Chocolate, Healthy Food Choices, Herbs and Spices, Holistic Health and Wellness, Nuts and Seeds, Raw Foods, Spices, Super Foods

    By Dr. Mercola Polyphenols are phytochemicals, meaning compounds found abundantly in natural plant food sources that have antioxidant properties. There are over 8,000 identified polyphenols found in foods such as tea, wine, chocolates, fruits, vegetables, and extra virgin olive oil,1 just to name a few. Polyphenols play an important role in maintaining your health and […]

  • Chocolate
    Posted in: Chocolate, Super Foods

    By Dr. Mercola New research has emerged proving that chocolate is good not only for the soul, but for your mind and body as well. According to a video released by the American Chemical Society (ACS), chocolate contains hundreds of compounds, and many of them come with benefits that go far beyond a few delicious […]

  • The Power of Chocolate
    Posted in: Chocolate, Guilty Pleasures, Healthy Food Choices

    The Power of Chocolate Chocolate is often considered a ‘naughty but nice’ food, perhaps because it tastes so good and offers goodie antioxidants. Athough high in calories, chocolate has several health benefits. Is chocolate bad for the heart? No, chocolate contains beneficial antioxidants called flavonoids, which may actually reduce the harmful effects of LDL (“bad”) […]

  • Chocolate for Health
    Posted in: Chocolate, Guilty Pleasures, Healthy Food Choices

      Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel overly guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, there are a number of health benefits associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds. The earliest use of chocolate dates back […]

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