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An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away by reducing the risk of developing cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.   But it’s time to add to that list, because in addition to being rich in important antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, and fiber, it turns out that the non-digestible compounds in… Continue Reading

Makes 4 servings (ramekin) Ingredients: 1 large egg ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa 1 ½ tablespoons chopped pecans 1 tablespoon water 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly Butter or cooking spray Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries) ½ lemon Powdered sugar (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Separate egg, placing egg… Continue Reading

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate on a regular basis is associated with a lower risk for heart failure, according to a study published in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association.   Clinical and observational studies have demonstrated chocolate consumption and lower blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) and an inverse relationship… Continue Reading