For decades, chocolate has been saddled with a reputation as a "junk food," abd something to be consumed only as a "sinful indulgence." Now, scientists are saying that chocolate can somehow be good for you. So what's the truth?
In this comprehensive guide, equipped with a comprehensive index, you'll find answers to all the questions surrounding chocolate, its bad reputation and emerging research of its potential health benefits. Recent findings now suggest that chocolate-especially dark, healthy chocolate-can do the following:
- Help protect against various forms of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Improve diabetic conditions due to improved insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism
- Enhance memory and mental function while providing protection against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia
- Relieve inflammation, a key contributor to some of today's top chronic diseases
- Improve mood adn reduce the risk of depression and related emotional disorders
- Fight cavities adn improve oral health
The Healthy Chocolate Desk Reference also describes the rich history of chocolate, from its early days as an esteemed beverage of the ancient Maya and Aztecs in Mesoamerica, to its migration to Europe and eventually around the world.
Indeed, chocolate has come full circle-read The Healthy Chocolate Desk Reference and discover why chocolate is a terrific-and delicious-way to fight disease and enhance your wellness program.
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