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Cocoa Also Supports Your Gut, Not Just Your Brain

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Trillions of bacteria live in our gut – both healthy and unhealthy. When the body has more unhealthy bacteria than healthy bacteria, it can cause digestive problems such as bloating and gassiness. Research has shown that balanced levels of “good” bacteria is needed for proper digestion and overall health. A new study says that cocoa…


Combining 3 Ingredients to Fight Against Heart Disease

In April of 2016, scientists from Cardiff University and Cultech Ltd set out to research the benefits of combining three ingredients – marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols – “as a means of preventing atherosclerosis, or “furring” of the arteries.” According to Science Daily, atherosclerosis is a major cause of heart disease that kills…


Cocoa: A Sweet Treat for Your Heart and Brain by Nicole Crane, B.S., NTP

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Few things please me more than a delicious and nutritious superfood. Unprocessed cocoa is quickly emerging as the market’s newest and hottest superfood. The Latin name for cocoa, Theobroma, translates to “food of the Gods,” as many of us delightfully worship the altar of dark chocolate. As marvelous and enjoyable as cocoa and the chocolate…


Can Smiling A Lot Really Cause Wrinkles?

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Nobody wants to frown all day, but can it actually be better for your skin long-term? Whether you’re talking, frowning or smiling, a crease forms on your skin the moment you move one of your facial muscles. When it comes to your smile, the largest of the lines that form are the “nasolabial folds”—those big…


Healthy Recipe: Healthy Hot Cocoa with Cocoa Hx®!

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Stay warm with this delicious recipe for healthy hot cocoa! Chocolate is one of nature’s most powerful superfoods. In its natural form, chocolate contains a wide variety of minerals, vitamins and antioxidant flavonoids that offer great health benefits – but the benefits of chocolate are generally reversed when milk, cholesterol from milk solids, and/or an…