The Aztec emperor Montezuma II said that a soldier could march for a whole day on a single cup of cocoa. But this was not the hot chocolate we would be familiar with today. It was gritty, bitter and often had a fatty scum on top. And if that doesn’t sound unpleasant enough, it was… Read more

People that eat chocolate at least once a week have a lower incidence of diabetes and are at lower risk for a diagnosis of diabetes four to five years later, new research from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study confirms. The study also suggests that the relation between the frequency of chocolate consumption may be due to… Read more

Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favorite vices into a health benefit. This week, the news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”. The study, published this month in the peer-reviewed journal, Appetite, found that memory and abstract thinking improved in… Read more

Clarkson University researchers say a chocolate bar might help you negotiate your next business deal better. The team is gearing up for a series of studies on the effects of caffeine, cocoa and dark chocolate on cognitive function and fatigue. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy & Physician Assistant Studies Ali Boolani is researching the effects… Read more

Nutrition in Chocolate?

There have been more than a few debates on whether chocolate is a nourishing food to take in. Most chocolate contains high amounts of ingredients that are not considered healthy. However, several are now saying that chocolate contains certain nutrients that can be healthy for your body when taken in small amounts. Before partaking in large amounts of chocolate supply, it is best to know if it can help you maintain a balance in your nutrition. Stearic Acid