January 28, 2012

cocoa rich dietCocoa is known for centuries as one of the healthiest and the most useful natural superfoods. A regular consumption of cocoa bean products is linked to better brain function and heart function. Health benefits of cocoa embrace normalizing blood pressure and preventing hypertension, lowering bad LDL cholesterol levels and this way preventing serious related cardiovascular problems, as well as stimulating our digestive function and lowering the risks of suffering from diabetes. In addition, cocoa beans are known as very rich natural sources of antioxidants, special compounds that can act on cellular level and slow down the processes related to aging. 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 »