Tag: cocoa

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate with Cocoa Hx®

When the temperature drops, you need something hot to warm you up. What’s better than snuggling up with a blanket and a good movie? A pumpkin spice hot chocolate – with a healthy kick! Benefits of Pumpkin Pumpkin spice is the quintessential fall ingredient; from Starbucks™ to Dunkin Donuts™, you can pretty much find pumpkin…


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…