Nice but naughty – our addiction to chocolate Chocolate is the most widely and frequently craved food. People readily admit to being ‘addicted to chocolate’ or willingly label themselves as ‘chocoholics’. A popular explanation for this is that chocolate contains mood-enhancing (psychoactive) ingredients that give it special appeal. Evidence and logic, however, find little support …∞
Image via Wikipedia Can Chocolate Lower Your Risk of Stroke? Eating chocolate may lower your risk of having a stroke, according to an analysis of available research that was released and presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting. Another study found that eating chocolate may lower the risk of death after suffering a …∞
Image via Wikipedia Caffeine is a drug which comes from the leaves, beans or nuts of different plants. Caffeine is a stimulant drug. This means it speeds up the brain and nervous system. The most common things containing caffeine are: • coffee • tea • cocoa • chocolate • cola drinks Effects of caffeine Small …∞
Preparation Time: 20 minutes |Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 180 grams butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 250g packet NESTLÉ Dark CHOC BITS Method Preheat oven to 180oC. Beat butter and sugar until creamy, beat in NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk. Add flour, stir until combined. Add …∞
Cocoa, but Not Tea, Lowers Blood Pressure People in recovery may suddenly find themselves more aware and willing to take care of their bodies. Here is one helpful hint. More happy justification for chocolate lovers: blood pressure responds favorably to cocoa, but not tea, a new analysis suggests. Authors of the study say that while …∞
Recovering alcoholics and addicts have a long history of drinking large amounts of coffee, tea and cola soft drinks. Coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate and many foods contain caffeine. A new range of drinks on the market is a variety of high content caffeine drinks such as Red Bull. Caffeine, a stimulant, is the most …∞
A study conducted by researchers at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (UK) has indicated that eating small amounts of chocolate every day can help to reduce the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). People who took part in the study earlier this year reported feeling significantly less fatigue after eating 45g of specially …∞
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