Yes, dark chocolate is heart healthy. But it can also improve your exercise performance.
Research has concluded that a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory natural substances can increase longevity and improve the aging process
Spot this valuable class of antioxidants in common foods and spices...Unravel the riddle of polyphenols
Are you buying placebos at your local pharmacy? Do you know about these unhealthy placebos that only make you "feel better?"
One simple lifestyle modification -- the cessation of smoking -- has been found to dramatically reverse biological skin age in a study of Italian women
The best brain booster of them all is the herb Ginkgo Biloba. Ginkgo helps healthy people keep their cognitive powers, and it helps people with Alzheimer's to fight for them
Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going back to 1100 BC. And yet, many still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate it with "candy," having never been exposed to the growing body of research indicating it may actually be closer to a "medicine."
Plant-derived flavonoids, compounds that have multiple biological actions affecting various age-associated changes in the brain, have been hailed for their potential to assist in treating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
People diagnosed with “metabolic syndrome” will likely be advised to lose weight. To many that means no more sweets, especially chocolate. But Australian researchers think a daily dose of dark chocolate may be just what the doctor should order. It might well reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in these high risk patients.
Need to do something important this afternoon? Don’t take any chances - eat chocolate first
We’ve all heard this from a despairing dieter: “Just thinking about dessert (or pasta or bread or chocolate) makes me fat!” You may have said it yourself. But could it actually be true?
There are many things that drive cancer. Poor diet, chemical and radiation exposures, and certain infections, figure prominently in the process. Stress, however, is a major contributing factor that is often ignored
Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.
When the wintry flu season strikes do you crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa? It could be your body’s innate wisdom at work.
Green tea may well be the healthiest drink on the planet. Now researchers have discovered one of its active compounds disrupts cancer cell metabolism.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been known to hit men 'below the belt' for years, contributing both to erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. Now, new research reveals they actually damage men's testicles and sperm.
Attention chocolate lovers. Here’s another good reason to indulge your chocolate addiction every day WITHOUT the guilt.
Ask most women and they'll tell you that a good dose of chocolate really takes the edge off. It’s not a joke. Science confirms that eating dark chocolate helps relieve emotional stress and also lowers blood pressure.
Valentine's Day, the holiday traditionally associated with love, is most notably celebrated with chocolate. For the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke pleasure, though the body's physical response is likely due to one or more of the cacao bean's more than 380 known chemicals
You don't have to sabotage your health when you indulge in festive treats -- just focus on picks from this short-list of healthy (and delicious) holiday eats!
According to the ancient Greeks, the apple represented abundance and fertility. Brides ate an apple on the wedding night to ensure sexual desire and fertility. You might think that’s all a silly superstition. Science might disagree.
A study published in the May, 2015 issue of the Archives of Medical Research indicates that it can help patients with ulcerative colitis
A new observational study confirms that chocolate has fat-busting properties, making it both a delicious and highly medicinal treat.
Did you stop drinking chocolate milk sometime around middle school? Well, here's a reason for grownups to indulge in this childhood treat. Chocolate milk is heart healthy.