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Chocolate Is Good for the Heart – “Chocolate Helps Keep the Heart’s Blood Vessels Healthy”

Eating chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).Chocolate helps keep the heart’s blood vessels healthy. In the past, clinical studies have shown that chocolate is beneficial for both blood pressure and the lining of blood vessels....

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Top 9 Health Benefits of Kiwi

Kiwi fruіt іѕ nоt оftеn considered a “superfood”, but in fact іt’ѕ a fruіt thаt is full of important vitamins аnd minerals аnd саn hаvе a vеrу роѕіtіvе effect оn your health. Thеѕе brоwn fuzzу fruіtѕ hаvе a ѕwееt аnd slightly tаngу taste wіth grееn flesh оn thе inside thаt lеndѕ a unique flаvоr and trорісаl zing. Kiwi bоаѕtѕ a whоlе rаngе of nutrіеntѕ such...

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Mulberries useful in preventing early aging: Study

Mulberries might be the answer for people who want to prevent early aging, a PhD candidate at the University of Indonesia has found. The researcher, Yesi Desmiaty of the university’s School of Pharmacy, wrote in her dissertation that several types of mulberries (Rubus fraxinifolius and Rubus rosifolius) had strong antioxidant and anti-elastase properties. Elastase is an enzyme that can trigger the formation of wrinkles in...

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Tomato’s Hidden DNA Mutations Revealed in Genetic Study of 100 Varieties

Human appetites have transformed the tomato — DNA and all. After centuries of breeding, what was once a South American berry roughly the size of a pea now takes all sorts of shapes and sizes, from cherry-like to hefty heirloom fruit. Today, scientists are teasing out how these physical changes show up at the level of genes — work that could guide modern efforts to...

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Amazing facts about Strawberry

Strawberry is a type of herbaceous plant that belongs to the rose family. It originates from temperate region of Northern hemisphere, but it can be found around the world today. Wild types of strawberries were cultivated and consumed until the 18th century, when modern type of strawberry was created (via selective breeding). Strawberry is cultivated mainly as a source of food. Besides that, strawberry has...

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How Dates can cause High Blood Pressure?

Benefits An excellent Source of Potassium A good source of Iron, Niacin, and Vitamin B6 High in Fibre Drawbacks High sugar content and stickiness promote tooth decay Priced for their sweet fruits, date palms are among the oldest cultivated trees; they have been grown in North Africa for at least 8,000 years. These desert trees are extraordinarily fruitful, producing up to 200 dates in a...

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Broccoli- A Natural Cancer Fighter

BENEFITS An excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of beta carotene and folate . Significant amounts of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and other minerals.  Rich in glucosinolates, effective natural cancer fighter. Low calories and high in fiber. DRAWBACKS Overcooking releases unpleasant-smelling sulphur compounds and may cause gas. One of our most nutritious and studied vegetables, broccoli's powerful disease-fighting properties give it the ability to...

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Does Chinese Restaurant Syndrome really exist?

Used as a flavour enhancer, monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a common ingredient in Asian cooking. It does not actually change the flavour of food, it acts on the tongue to heighten the perception of certain tastes and minimize others. It masks any unpleasant tastes and brings out agreeable flavours. MSG occurs naturally in dried seaweed more commonly, it is made from wheat or corn gluten...

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Additives!!! Helpful or Harmful?

For centuries, people have enhanced their foods with various flavourings, preservatives and dyes. But some ingredients on today's food labels can be downright scary. Few foods reach today's supermarkets free of additives-substances that do not occur naturally in a food but are added for various reasons. These include preservatives to prevent spoilage; emulsifiers to prevent water and fat from separating, thickeners, vitamins and minerals (either...

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What are the Benefits of Green Tea?

Green tea comes from the leaves of the tea plant, which is a small shrub that is native to East Asia and India. While the drink has been enjoyed for centuries, even today, scientists continue to uncover new and exciting benefits of the beverage. Enjoying one or more cups of green tea per day could help you unlock some of these benefits. Green Tea Is...