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Warning: Chocolate may have health benefits

January 26, 2015

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Warning: Chocolate may have health benefits by Stan Kalson —  The holidays have come and gone, and many of us are making resolutions to eat healthier. So what’s a chocolate lover to do? For so many years, chocolate was not considered a particularly healthy food. Suddenly, scientists are finding that chocolate may benefit us. For […]

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Would you eat coal tar waste?

June 4, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  In 2007, a landmark study was conducted by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency that concluded that tartrazine, also known as E102 or Yellow #5, was one of the food colorings linked to childhood hyperactivity. Today in the European Union, products containing it must carry a warning label. Unfortunately, the […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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Chocolate: Feel good, lose weight and be healthy

March 5, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Can you “have your cake and eat it, too?” Apparently yes — if you’re talking chocolate. Chocolate lovers can indulge their passion, guilt-free, says research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Derived from the fruit of the cacao tree, flavonol-rich dark chocolate may lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol […]

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Health benefits of dark chocolate

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  From the moment chocolate was discovered, it was considered valuable, divine and decadent. Chocolate candies as we know them today were invented in the 1860s by Cadbury. Consuming as little as one square of dark chocolate per day can provide numerous health benefits. Dark chocolate contains saturated fats (stearic acid and […]

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