Health and Chocolate

"Every study on chocolate is pointing to the same conclusion: there is something in chocolate that is really good for us. That something is the raw cacao bean, the nut that all chocolate is made from. The cacao bean has always been and will always be Nature's #1 weight loss and high-energy food. Cacao beans are probably the best kept secret in the entire history of food." — David Wolfe, co-author of Naked Chocolate: The Astonishing Truth About The World's Greatest Food. Browse the world's most comprehensive Cacao/ Chocolate research library in the world:

Subcategories: Body Health, History & Culture, Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Effects, Nutritional Characteristics

Health and Chocolate Entries


Teeth
There has long been an association with chocolate and the health of teeth. The consumption of cacao with the skins/husks included seems to decrease cavities. Research has shown that the tannins in the cacao bean and its associated skin/husk prevent tooth decay.
Longevity
Discover Theobroma Cacao / Chocolate's effects on extending lifespan and improving quality of life.
Brain and Nervous System Health

Chocolate Science: Brain and Nervous System Health

Reproductive Health

Chocolate Science: Reproductive Health

Behavior Mood & Emotions
Discover Theobroma Cacao / Chocolate's properties that effect mood and emotions.
Skin

Chocolate Science: Skin

Effect of cocoa powder on the modulation of inflammatory biomarkers in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease

Epidemiologic studies have suggested that flavonoid intake plays a critical role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. Because atherosclerosis is considered a low-grade inflammatory disease, some feeding trials have analyzed the effects of cocoa (an important source of flavonoids) on inflammatory biomarkers, but the results have been controversial.
Antioxidants and ORAC
Read the scientific research on the antioxidants and ORAC properties of Theobroma Cacao / Chocolate.
Respiratory Health & Lungs

Chocolate Science: Respiratory Health & Lungs