March 9, 2012

Dark ChocolateSometimes PMS symptoms can be really hard and disruptive, that is why many women look for effective solutions, either healthy foods or herbal remedies, to feel better in those days. Specialists attribute the most common PMS symptoms to chemical changes in female body taking place due to a serious drop of progesterone andĀ estrogen. These hormonal shifts can cause mood swings, irritability, depression, bloating, breast swelling, fatigue, insomnia and other sleep disorders, pain, digestive disorders, emotional and cognitive symptoms, and many others unwanted effects. Read the rest of this entry »

March 18, 2011

cocoaCocoa is known mostly for being the most important ingredient for dark chocolate, and many of us being well aware that dark chocolate is a rich natural source of antioxidants have an idea about potential heart benefits of cocoa. Dark chocolate if consumed in moderate amounts of 30-40 grams a day is associated with better cardiovascular health, especially in women. And modern scientists are currently working on understanding the causes and mechanisms of dark chocolate being so beneficial for heart. Read the rest of this entry »

February 8, 2011

natural superfoodsAs an ardent chocolate lover, I could not skip this news and give up the pleasure of sharing it with you, my dear readers. According to British nutrition experts, dark chocolate (over 65% of cocoa) should be considered AS RICH in health promoting antioxidants AS all known natural sources of these compounds: cranberries, blueberries, pomegranate and others. That is why we can now say that our favorite dark chocolate has joined the legion of top natural superfoods! Wonderful! Read the rest of this entry »

5 Diet And Nutrition Myths

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 28, 2010

When it comes to healthy nutrition and diet, may of us have to face lots of prohibitions that live in our minds. Some of those are scary stories from our childhood, some entered our life from the pages of magazines. Many rules we used to follow are still true, but what about diet and nutrition myths?

fruit1. Eating before going to bed is a crime. Well, our working day sometimes ends up very late, and according to this rule, those people who come home at 9 p.m. should stay hungry till the morning, shouldn’t they? An American nutritionist Ashima K Kant from Queens College of the City University of New York is certain that the time when you have your last meal is not important at all. His study showed that those who eat cakes and fried chicken before going to bed really gain pounds, but those who consume fruit and veggies do not gain a grain! Read the rest of this entry »