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Dark chocolate enriched with olive oil is good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate is so often demonised as being bad for your teeth and waistline but the fact is that, in moderation, it can have some pretty surprising health benefits– especially when it comes to your heart. A new Italian study has found that a daily serving of dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil boosted participants’ cardiovascular health and lowered the risk of potentially fatal problems later in life. Couple this with previous studies suggesting that the sweet treat can also reduce stress and even prevent diabetes, and chocolate is well on its way…

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The Dark Side of Smoked Food and How it Could Lead to Cancer

Smoked meats could be quite addictive. The flavour is hard to match up to, and even a quick stir-fry or a light broth could please your taste buds like no other. The process of smoking is an ancient culinary practise that has been followed by various cultures across the globe. There are so many delicacies that centre around this method of cooking – apple wood smoked pulled chicken, smoked beef jerky, smoked prime rib, Khasi smoked pork, etc. As much as meat lovers indulge in these so called “burnt food”…

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Eating Dark Chocolate Can Curb Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a dark chocolate bar daily could reduces the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases.   For the study, the researchers analysed data of 1,153 people aged 18-69 years old who were part of the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk in Luxembourg study. It was found that those who ate 100 g of chocolate a day — equivalent to a bar — had reduced insulin resistance and improved liver…

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Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health

Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health Now you need not be guilty of indulging in dark chocolates, as compounds found in cocoa may be good for your heart, a study has found. The findings showed that consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health. “We found that cocoa flavanol intake may reduce dyslipidemia (elevated triglycerides), insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, which are all major subclinical risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases,” said Simin Liu, Professor at Brown University in Rhode Islands,…

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Skincare guide for dark skin

  No matter how overpromising fairness creams might sound, the truth is – what makes a person beautiful is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook. Dark is beautiful and certainly demands as much attention as a light skin-tone would. We spoke with celebrity cosmetologist Dr. Blossom Kochhar to unravel the best ways of standing out if you are a dusky beauty. Indians believe that fair is beautiful, but we all know about the enigma of ‘dark beauty’. If taken care, dusky skin can beat the ‘sexiness’ of a…

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Top 6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Here are 6 amazing dark chocolate benefits. (If good taste wasn’t reason enough)! If you’re one of those people who love dark chocolate, the ones with cacao content over 60% and a bitter-sweet (mostly bitter) taste, then we’ve got good news. Chocolates are made from parts of the cacao tree which in Latin is known as ‘Theobrama cacao’ and derived from the Greek words ‘theo’ which means god and ‘brosi’ which means food. That literally translates into ‘food of the gods’. No wonder you can’t turn your back on chocolate!…

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