How dark chocolate REALLY is good for you: From spicing up your sex life to making you more alert

Sin or super snack? It's hard to think of another food that's been both vilified and hyped up as much as chocolate. Dieters used to be told to steer clear of it — especially white or milk chocolate — because of its high fat and sugar content. But increasingly studies…

Hiding chocolate stashes or Amazon purchases from a partner? ‘Guilty’ purchases may have benefits

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Do you have a secret stash of chocolates that you keep from your partner, or do you intentionally keep your spouse from knowing about something you bought on Amazon? New research indicates that small but commonly hidden actions such as these may be good for the relationship.…

Cocoa Supplements Could Help Your Heart, Study Shows

Key Takeaways Cocoa flavanols are natural compounds found in cocoa beans. Consuming flavanol-rich foods has been linked to positive health outcomes. According to a recent study, consuming 500 mg of cocoa flavanols a day reduced participants’ cardiovascular death risk by 27%. When we hear “cocoa,” many of us think of…

Research Shows Cocoa May Help Lower Blood Pressure

  Around 116 million Americans have high blood pressure, many of whom do not have it under control. New research shows that cocoa consumption lowered blood pressure in healthy adults, offering implications for future treatments of hypertension. While the results seem promising, eating more chocolate products is not a recommended…

3 Top Chocolate Stocks in 2022

Spooky decorations and pumpkin-themed confectionery items have started to pop up at stores everywhere. The trick-or-treat day heralds the time of year when chocolate becomes a leading source of unapologetic indulgence and the embodiment of festive spirit. However, there's more to chocolates than Halloween and cocoa-and-caramel-laced ecstasy. For investors, it…

Māori and Pasifika diabetes sufferers face new hope in battle against the killer disease

Checking glucose level with a remote sensor and mobile phone. Photo / NZMEA New Zealand-based company researching alternative uses for a byproduct from cheesemaking has its sights on developing it into a remedy for people with type 2 diabetes.The killer disease is New Zealand's biggest and fastest-growing health condition. Pasifika…