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Food Additive in Candy and Gum Impairs Digestive Functions

Titanium dioxide, a common ingredient found in sunscreens, paints and plastics, is also a food additive lurking in a host of supermarket foods, including everything from bread to chewing gum.


The Best and Worst Foods for Sleep

Ever wonder what foods make you sleepy? How about the foods that keep you awake when you're trying to get sleep? Here is a list of some sleep inducers and sleep stealers.


Can a Smell Test Predict Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some sort of early-warning system in place that could identify your risk of developing cognitive disorders? It turns out that a series of simple odor tests may point to early signs of Alzheimer’s.


Dark Chocolate: The Perfect Antidote for a Midday Slump — You’re Welcome

Researchers at Northern Arizona University discovered that dark chocolate can boost attention levels and alertness as well as lower blood pressure.


6 Foods That Boost Skin’s Natural “Sun Block”

Scientific tests show that high-antioxidant foods can bolster resistance to damage from the ultraviolet light that promotes sunburn, wrinkles and skin cancer.


Two Studies That Are Sure to Make Every Chocolate Lover Smile

Two studies have found cocoa flavanols reduce arterial stiffness associated with aging, which improves blood vessel function and lessens the burden on the heart.


The Skinny on Dark Chocolate

In recent years, study after study supports the health benefits of flavanol-rich dark chocolate. It can lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and protect your heart health. It may also help in the treatment of dementia, stroke and other vascular impairment. Now we’re learning that, when combined with a low carbohydrate diet, dark chocolate can...


Study Finds More Benefits of Dark Chocolate — So is it True a “Chocolate Pill” is in the Works?

Dark chocolate can make arteries more flexible as well as hinder white blood cells from adhering to the walls of blood vessels.


Chocolate Can Boost Communication Between Brain Cells

Recent research suggests that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may keep the brain healthy and prevent memory decline in older people.


Can You Swap Your Anti-Anxiety Meds For Dark Chocolate?

A new study out of Swinburne University has confirmed what we’ve long known to be true: Chocolate makes you happy and washes away your worries—dark chocolate, specifically.