A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
When a chocolate bar craving hits, I create my own chocolatey treat by mixing about 1 tbsp. of pure cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. of peanut butter or other sugar-free nut butter, 1 tbsp. of maple syrup or honey, and whatever crushed nuts or seeds I have on h... Read more
Okay...... Tonight I lost it...... I ate an entire pizza and half a bag of chocolate buttons.... ( perhaps could have been worse and I could have eaten the entire bag).... Anyway.....now I am all carbohydrate loaded I will be hungry tomorrow.... Tips... Read more
Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try... Read more
I got the milk hazelnut chocs because they are a pressie for my Dad for Father's day. He prefers milk chocolate and is a chocoholic! But he has cut back a lot for health reasons.
I actually prefer the dark chocs but since they are for Dad, I go... Read more
Hooray for dark chocolate! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate — that's about half an ounce — was shown to help lower blood pressure without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study published in the Journal of the Ameri... Read more
You might say that chocolate isn't a "healthy" gift. We disagree. Everything is fine in moderation, and dark chocolate (at least 70%) contains antioxidants. Studies have found that dark chocolate helps prevent heart disease and cancer, and has also b... Read more
Chocolate--just saying the word can trigger a craving like nothing else. However, I must confess, for the past two years that hasn't been a big issue for me because every night I have what I like to call my anti-oxidant cocktail. This cocktail consis... Read more
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