Eating Chocolate Could Reduce Your Body Fat

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:35

In a study of 1458 European adolescents, high chocolate intake corresponded to lower body fat levels.


Italian Brewery And Chocolatier Join Forces To Make Cocoa Spread Infused With Beer

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 17:16

An Italian brewery and chocolatier team up to make a chocolate spread infused with beer, called Birra Spamabile.

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Chocolate Makes Us Feel Good, But Can It Also Make Us Feel Healthy?

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:16

The steady rise of reduced-fat chocolate in the United States has chocolate manufacturers exploring healthier alternatives.


Eating Dark Chocolate During Pregnancy Inspires Greater Response In Female Fetuses

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:31

Researchers, with the help of an Italian master chocolate-maker, find a woman's passion for the sweet treat begins before she is even born.

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Chocolate Is Brain Food; How Cocoa Flavanols Fight Dementia, Neuron Degeneration

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:48

A new study explains how cocoa compounds fight the neuronal cell death that leads to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, on a molecular level in the brain.


1,200-Year-Old Bowls Show Earliest Traces of Chocolate in North America

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:21

People all around the world enjoy chocolate these days, but in the eighth century anthropologists expected that the only people who would have access to the sweet would be the Mesoamerican people in the tropics, where the plant is grown.

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Hot Chocolate Tastes Best When Drunk From an Orange Cup

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:17

A new study offers more evidence that the way in which food or drink is served significantly influences perception of taste.


Chocolate May Be More Effective Than Codeine for Treating Persistant Coughs

By | Mon, 12/10/2012 - 16:01

Chocolate may offer relief to people suffering from a persistent cough, according to scientists who found that a compound in cocoa was effective in reducing symptoms of both acute and chronic coughs.


Could Chocolate With Viagra Properties Be Just Around the Corner?

By | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:54

Swiss chocolate manufacturing giant Barry Callebut received official validation from the European Food Safety Authority on their claims that cocoa enhances blood flow.


Melt-Proof, Temperature-Resistant Cadbury Chocolate Comes Under Fire

By | Mon, 11/26/2012 - 17:27

Confectioner Cadbury has filed a patent for a chocolate that stubbornly refuses to melt, withstanding a sweltering 104 degrees Fahrenheit for over three hours.


Eat More Chocolate, Win More Nobel Prizes, Study Says

By | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:55

It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.


Chocolate Is Brain Food for Snails, Helps Build Long-Lasting Memories

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 15:03

A chocolate compound can improve a snail's memory by acting on the neurons that store memories, a new study has found.


Opium-Like Brain Chemical May Explain Why 'Too Much of a Good Thing Is Never Enough'

By | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:56

In a new study that involved chocolate M&M candies and rats, scientists reveal why too much of a good thing is never enough. What makes us indulge in candies, fatty foods, drugs and alcohol to excess?


Chocolate-Loving Men Have Lower Stroke Risk

By | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:30

Thinking about an excuse to eat that chocolate bar? You don't need one.