flavanols

14 Foods That Prevent Wrinkles and Improve Skin

Wrinkles are the most dreaded sign of aging skin, but they are not inevitable. You can prevent wrinkles.  The skin damage that leads to their development is caused by two factors: UV radiation from the sun, and diminished cellular production of the proteins collagen and elastin. The sun emits many … Read More

Dark Chocolate Benefits for Brain Health

The ancient Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec peoples were onto something about the benefits of chocolate when they began consuming it, mostly in the form of cocoa beverages, some 3,500 years ago. Today science is finding that phytochemical compounds called flavanols found in dark chocolate—the darker, the better—and cocoa have cardiovascular … Read More

This High Triglycerides Diet Actually Lowers Triglycerides

Most people with high triglycerides are told to cut down on certain types of foods, like trans fats and added sugars. Rarely, however, do health care providers offer advice about which specific foods patients should enjoy more often. A new study might just change that. A high triglycerides diet that … Read More

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits: Beat High Blood Pressure

One of the best-researched dark chocolate health benefits is its ability to lower blood pressure. It’s been known for some time now that the flavanols in cocoa are primarily responsible for dark chocolate’s beneficial effects on blood pressure, but the details are still being investigated. Now, a groundbreaking new study … Read More

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