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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #9 Diarrhea Relief

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #9 - Diarrhea Relief   Both South American and European cultures have a history that dates back to the 16th century of treating diarrhea with cocoa. Modern-day science has shown they were onto something. Scientists at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute found that cocoa flavonoids bind to a protein that regulates fluid secretion in the small intestine, potentially stopping the trots in their tracks. Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is the World's Finest Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate!

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #8 Cough Relief

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #8 - Cough Relief   One study found that chocolate quieted coughs almost as well as codeine, thanks to the theobromine it contains. This chemical, responsible for chocolate's feel-good effect, may suppress activity in a part of the brain called the vagus nerve. Maria Belvisi, a professor of respiratory pharmacology at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, says, "It had none of the negative side effects." Codeine makes most people feel sleepy and dull—and doesn't taste anything like fine chocolate.   Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is the World's Finest Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate!

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #7 Higher Intelligence

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #7 - Higher Intelligence   Next time you're under pressure on a work project, don't feel so guilty about grabbing a dark chocolate bar from the vending machine. Not only will it help your body ward off the effects of stress, but it'll boost your brain power when you really need it. A University of Nottingham researcher found that drinking cocoa rich in flavanols boosts blood flow to key parts of the brain for 2 to 3 hours, which could improve performance and alertness in the short term. Other researchers from Oxford University and Norway looked at chocolate's long-term effects on...

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #6 Sun Protection

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #6 - Sun Protection   London researchers recently tested chocolate flavanols' sun-protecting prowess. After 3 months eating chocolate with high levels of flavanols, their study subjects' skin took twice as long to develop that reddening effect that indicates the beginning of a burn. Subjects who ate conventional low-flavanol chocolate didn't get the same sun protection. Watch for brands boasting high levels of the healthy compounds. Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is the World's Finest Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate!

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #5 Reduced Stress

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #5 - Reduced Stress   UC San Diego researchers recently confirmed what your fat pants could have told them back in college: When times get tough, people tend to dip into the chocolate stash more often than they might otherwise. And as it turns out, that kind of emotional eating might not be such a bad thing. You know what kind of havoc stress and its sneaky sidekick cortisol can wreak on your body. Swiss scientists (who else?) found that when very anxious people ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks, their stress hormone...

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