Throughout history, chocolate has been beloved around the world, at times serving as a medicinal cure and a ritual drink. The good news is that recent studies tell us this popular sweet is heart-healthy and full of antioxidants. Find out more about which chocolate is best for you and why.
They may swoon over your soup, rave about your roasted chicken and get teary-eyed in praise of your homemade bread. But the showstopper for most meals is dessert. Here are five recipes for flavorful finales.
Getting back into baking now that the weather has turned crisp once again? Try our chocolate-walnut biscotti. They’ll satisfy any chocolate lover and they’re a great healthy treat with a cup of your favorite tea. Only 60 calories per serving! Ingredients 3 tablespoons transfree vegetable shortening ½ cup sugar ½ cup sugar substitute 3 ounces … Read More
If you’ve ever popped a piece of dark chocolate into your mouth with the belief its antioxidants make the candy a healthy choice, you may have to find another reason to indulge. A new study says the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer. … Read More
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Dark chocolate. Cherries. Brownies. Oh my! It can fulfill your chocolate cravings without expanding your waistline. In each satisfying serving, you’ll find only 110 calories and 6 grams of fat. What’s not to love? Ingredients Cooking spray ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup granular no-calorie sweetener ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon … Read More
When you envision foods that wreck your diet or sabotage your health, what pops into your mind? There’s a good chance the list of foods you imagine includes options that could actually help you reduce stress, prevent heart disease and ward off certain cancers. Unfortunately, once a food gets labeled “bad for your health,” it … Read More
No, they aren’t usually sweet. But medications are certainly carefully made, like a box of fine chocolates. To keep their potency and integrity, it’s important to store them with the same care as a box of Belgian truffles — especially when it comes to heat. Read the full story: Treat Your Medicines Like Chocolate
If you think a gift of a box of chocolates has become a Valentine’s Day cliché, consider some alternatives. Don’t worry — chocolate’s still involved, but these Valentine’s Day treats are healthier and taste even better. Registered dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic suggests trading the milk chocolate for dark chocolate, mixed with fresh fruit and nuts. Dark … Read More
No food has been scientifically proven to stimulate the human sex organs. But some foods can certainly promote blood flow and stimulate our senses. Registered dietitian Carolyn Snyder talks about the ingredients in hot chili peppers that not only increase blood flow and heart rate but release endorphins, creating a feeling of happiness. Fresh … Read More
Human beings are naturally drawn to big promises, easy solutions and pat answers. This is especially true in the case of heart disease. Here are four facts that it seems like nobody wants to know. 1. Forty percent of people who have heart attacks have few or no risk factors. We hear about these people … Read More