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Warmer weather is almost here and we couldn't be more ecstatic! This means grilling season, weekends at the cottage and poolside tanning. While we're excited for tasty fresh salads, smokey barbecue and ice cream, we can't help but reminisce on all the comfort foods that the colder months had to offer.
The history of chocolate in Saint Lucia dates as far back as the 1700s when cocoa plantations flourished in the area. And it's no wonder the crops fare exceeding well here; Saint Lucia benefits from a...
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...
There's something romantic about staying in and brewing your own coffee, especially when it's freezing cold outside. Added bonus: you can cuddle up and stay toasty rather than fighting for space at your local coffee shop. Taking the time to prepare something to enjoy together shows you want to nourish the one you're with... especially when it's a treat with a healthy twist! Feature antioxidant-rich ingredients such as coffee and chocolate, and their heart (and taste buds) will thank you.
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Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.
With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.
It's time to get chocolate wasted!
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner to remind us to indulge in our sweet (or semi-sweet) tooth this February, we've hunted for the world's best boutique hotels that are taking our favorite aphrodisiac to the next level.
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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Turtle chocolates are a favourite of many during the holidays. Since December is a time for indulgence, I wanted to try a healthier version of this sweet treat.
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While the goodness of chocolate may appear to be solely based on cacao, recent research has revealed another player -- actually trillions of them -- in the contribution to better health. The collection of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiota, plays a distinct role in ensuring the chocolate you eat will leave you happy and healthy.
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The idea that dark chocolate is good for your health is nothing new, however the exact reason why it's so darn beneficial has remained something of a mystery...until now. Researchers have discovered a...
It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.The pills a...
WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Dark chocolate You won't find the words healthy and chocolate listed side by side too often — unless, of course, you're talking about dark chocolate. The darker the choc...