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You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate

You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate Imagine that as soon as a piece of chocolate melts and flows down your throat, you start feeling nauseous, lightheaded, and run to throw up inside the toilet bowl.The goal is to make you ill every time you think about or encounter the problem food. Will it work? It is the basis of the “false memory diet” pioneered by Elizabeth Loftus and her colleague Daniel Bernstein.The duo planted food aversions in peoples’ minds by playing a memory game with more steps…

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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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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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Eat chocolate, keep diabetes away

Research Consumption of a small amount of chocolate each day may help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance, a new study has claimed. Researchers who analysed data of 1,153 people aged 18-69 years found that those who ate 100 gram of chocolate a day -equivalent to a bar -had reduced insulin resistance and improved liver enzymes. Insulin resistance is a well-established risk factor to cardiovascular disease, researchers said. They hypothesised that chocolate consumption may have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity and liver enzymes and therefore decided to analyse a national…

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Chocolate Snorting: the craze of getting excessive on cacao powder may be fatal

Chocolate lovers are taking their love for the wonder aspect to new heights, however professionals consider that the fashion is dangerous. membership-goers in Europe are giving ‘nostril candy’ a new meaning by snorting strains of cacao (raw cocoa) powder to decorate their temper. replacing alcohol and other unlawful drugs, this phenomenon, which began in Berlin, is becoming a craze as chocolate in this form is said to provide a hurry of endorphins into the bloodstream that could fuel feelings of euphoria, particularly while coupled with dance song. other than snorting,…

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Chocolate is Brain Food. Who Knew?

In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people’s blood pressure and brain performance. And for decades he did just that, eventually expanding the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) to observe other cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, obesity, and smoking. There was never an inkling that his research would lead to any sort of discovery about chocolate. And yet, 40 years later, it seems to…

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