Do you ever feel a little guilty for having that late-night chocolate bar? Around the holidays, chocolate is all around us and hard to avoid. However, a new study actually argues for the benefit of cocoa (basis of chocolate) in reversing memory decline in adults.
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This may rock the world of parents raising excessively excitable, candy-loving kids everywhere: Hyperactive sugar highs simply do not exist.
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Additionally obese and overweight children are 70% more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease later in life and are at higher risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Obese and overweight children are significantly more likely to develop prediabetes, a medical condition where glucose levels indicate an extreme risk for developing diabetes. Thankfully prediabetes can be managed in its early stages with diet, exercise, and utilization of diabetic support groups.
While the notion of comfort foods is far from new, recently discovered evidence reveals a correlation of mood-enhancement and certain flavors of food. These flavors and types of foods all share one thing in common, a chemical semblance to valproic acid, a chemical commonly utilized in commercial mood-stabilizing medication.
In a study published in British Medical Journal, researchers found that daily consumption of dark chocolate for could reduce heart attacks and strokes in people with risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.