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Chocolatto® Healthwatch: Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

DOLCE VITE CHOCOLATTO® WORLD'S BEST ORIGINAL THICK DARK ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE! REDISCOVER THE TRUE HOT CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATTO® HEALTHWATCH BLOG!   Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain Scientists unveil new findings that suggest compounds in special cocoa may enhance brain blood flow and improve cognitive health A special cocoa made to retain naturally occurring compounds called flavanols may have the potential to help maintain healthy brain function and chart the course for future research that could lead to new solutions for preventing cognitive decline and dementia, according to a panel of scientists who presented new data at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Several studies suggest that consumption of a special...

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Chocolatto® Healthwatch: Cocoa 'Vitamin' Health Benefits Could Outshine Penicillin

DOLCE VITE CHOCOLATTO® WORLD'S BEST ORIGINAL THICK DARK ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE! REDISCOVER THE TRUE HOT CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATTO® HEALTHWATCH BLOG!   Cocoa 'Vitamin' Health Benefits Could Outshine Penicillin Date: March 12, 2007 Source: Society of Chemical Industry Summary: The health benefits of epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, are so striking that it may rival penicillin and anaesthesia in terms of importance to public health, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the Society of Chemical Industry. Norman Hollenberg, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, told C&I that epicatechin is so important that it should be considered a vitamin. The health benefits of epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, are so striking that it may rival penicillin...

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Chocolatto® Healthwatch: Cocoa may enhance skeletal muscle function

DOLCE VITE CHOCOLATTO® WORLD'S BEST ORIGINAL THICK DARK ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE! REDISCOVER THE TRUE HOT CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATTO® HEALTHWATCH BLOG!   Cocoa may enhance skeletal muscle function   Date: March 2, 2012 Source: University of California, San Diego Health Sciences Summary: A small clinical trial found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate. A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin...

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Real Men Drink Hot Chocolate! Grab Chocolatto®!

DOLCE VITE CHOCOLATTO® WORLD'S BEST ORIGINAL THICK DARK ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE! REDISCOVER THE TRUE HOT CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATTO® BLOG!   Eat & Drink Monday, January 27, 2014 By: K. Annabelle Smith Real Men Drink Hot Chocolate For eons rulers, kings, and tough guys of all varieties turned to a warm, chocolaty comfort-beverage as their drink of choice. And you should, too.   A 19th-century advertisement for Cadbury's Cocoa, which claims to give "strength and staying power—to athletes."     Photo: PD-US/Wikimedia Hot chocolate isn’t just for snot-nosed grommets and grown-up lonelyhearts watching a "It's a Wonderful Lifetime." Mayan rulers, arctic explorers, soldiers, and other adventurous hardmen drank hot cocoa (or "drinking chocolate," an important distinction) to keep their strength—and their mojo—up. The...

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Chocolatto® Source of Strength & Wellness

  DOLCE VITE CHOCOLATTO® BEST ORIGINAL THICK DARK ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE! REDISCOVER THE TRUE HOT CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATTO® BLOG!   Today hot chocolate might be thought of as a creamy treat, but it has been a source of strength and wellness for thousands of years. Between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago, cacao plants were first cultivated in Mesoamerica by the Olmec, living in southern Mexico. Rather than eating chocolate in solid form, however, the nibs from the cacao plant were ground into a paste and mixed with water to make a chocolate drink known as “xocolātl.” In order to achieve its frothy consistency, the mixture was poured back and forth between two bowls or jugs. It was found to be an...

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