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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #4 Diabetes Prevention

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #4 -  Diabetes Prevention   Candy as a diabetes foe? Sure enough. In a small Italian study, participants who ate a candy bar's worth of dark chocolate once a day for 15 days saw their potential for insulin resistance drop by nearly half. "Flavonoids increase nitric oxide production," says lead researcher Claudio Ferri, M.D., a professor at the University of L'Aquila in Italy. "And that helps control insulin sensitivity." Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is the World's Finest Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate!

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #3 Happier Kids

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #3 -  Happier Kids   Women who ate chocolate daily during their pregnancy reported that they were better able to handle stress than mothers-to-be who abstained. Also, a Finnish study found their babies were happier and smiled more. Hmm, so your options are popping a piece of premium chocolate or sticking a pacifier in your screaming baby's mouth? Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is the World's Finest Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate!

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #2 - Weight Loss

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #2 - Weight Loss   If you're wondering how you can add dark chocolate to your diet plan without putting on pounds, the good news is that it should be easier than you expect. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that dark chocolate is far more filling, offering more of a feeling of satiety than its lighter-colored sibling. That is, dark chocolate lessens cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods. So if indulging in a bit of healthy dark chocolate should not only make it easy for you to stick to the small portion recommended for optimal health, but it...

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Chocolatto®: Health Benefits of Chocolate - Reason #1 - A Healthier Heart

Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate isn't junk food anymore! Here, the health perks of your new favorite superfood Reason #1 - A Healthier Heart The latest research backs up claims that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits: In a 9-year Swedish study of more than 31,000 women, those who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk for heart failure by as much as a third. Wish that was a serving each day? Another big, long-term study in Germany this year found that about a square of dark chocolate a day lowered blood pressure and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke by 39 percent. Most of the credit goes to flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that increase the...

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The secrets to brainpower: Chocolate, sex and laughter

The secrets to brainpower: Chocolate, sex and laughter By GWYNETH REES Last updated at 08:36 03 December 2007 It has long been thought that the key to a nimble brain lies in good genes. But the secret to a healthy mind appears to lie in what is eaten to fuel the body and lifestyle choices, reveals new research. Dark chocolate and plenty of cold meat for breakfast top the list for boosting grey matter and the study also finds sex is essential for keeping the brain fit in later life. Those wishing to improve their mental power should avoid smoking cannabis, watching soap operas and hanging out with people who moan. While cuddling a baby, cheating at school, reading out-loud...

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