Chocolate lovers have one more reason to feel good about indulging in their favourite treat: a recent study suggests that eating chocolate regularly may be linked to a slimmer figure. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of California, San Diego, debunks the popular myth that eating chocolate makes you gain weight. Researcher … Continue reading Study: Eating chocolate regularly keeps you slim
Women have long been fond of chocolate, from Marie-Thérèse of Austria, Madame de Sévigné and Marie-Antoinette, to Jeanne Calment, the French woman who has the distinction of having the longest confirmed lifespan in human history. Madame Calment, who died in 1997 at 122 years of age, reportedly ate one kilogram of chocolate every week! Could … Continue reading Chocolate lowers risk of stroke in women
The numerous health benefits of dark chocolate are nothing new, but the list is about to get longer. According to Canadian researchers, regular consumption of dark chocolate could help protect against sunburn. Naturally rich in polyphenols — anti-oxident molecules that promote blood flow close to the skin –, dark chocolate is thought to protect against … Continue reading Dark chocolate a natural sunscreen?
Fine chocolate could soon be even healthier and tastier, thanks to the work of a team of international scientists who have cracked the DNA sequence of one of the finest varieties of cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). A team of scientists led by Claire Lanaud of France’s CIRAD (agricultural research centre), and Mark Guiltinan, of Penn … Continue reading World’s finest chocolate could soon get even better