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Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhibiting cell proliferation. Experimental evidence s...
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If you're feeling down, lift yourself up with salmon. It's packed with protein, which is an essential nutrient for energy and building muscle. Plus, it contains vitamin D, which is necessary for immune and mental health. We synthesize vitamin D via our skin from exposure to sunlight.
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Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday. The compounds, called flavanols, were taken in a specially-pre...
If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.
What is it about chocolate that says 'love' on Valentine's Day? The first year I was married, I remember an almost overwhelming instinct to concoct homemade truffles for my husband on Valentine's. The...
Love -- isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about? Mention chocolate pudding to a friend, even on the phone, you can feel their brain pleasure centres light up, their chest warm and their hearts fly open. Chocolate pudding is really easy to make from scratch, and in the following video I show you how.
Canadians clearly love chocolate. Each of us consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate per year. This February, I'm asking Canadians to join me in purchasing chocolate that's free from child labour. An estimated 2-million children work in the cocoa industry. But Canadian chocolate lovers do have several ethical options.
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No need to drop $4 every time you want a cup of fancy hot chocolate. Use your favourite mix (or recipe) and these simple add-ins; you'll ward off the winter chill with gourmet cocoa from the comfort of your own cottage. Top with whipped cream -- all that's missing is the cardboard cup.
At the speed of this life, it is hard to get all of the nutrients you need. Every modern human needs a few tricks up their sleeve to boost or better the food they choose. Here is your cheat sheet of four foods that you can add to whatever you are eating and improve every spoon.
When you start reading food labels, instead of obsessing over nutrition panels (i.e. fat/carb/protein content), you learn about what you're actually putting into your body and can then get back to the...