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PHENOLS IN COCOA BEAN SHELLS MAY REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED PROBLEMS-STUDY FINDS

By kristina / July 5, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, a professor […]

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IT IS ALL ABOUT CAFFEINE

By kristina / April 10, 2019

Caffeine is a natural compound found in a number of plant species including coffee, tea and cocoa. A typical cup of coffee contains 75-100mg caffeine, whilst levels in brewed tea and cocoa are lower1. Caffeine is the principal active compound in coffee, but other compounds are also present which can make it difficult to differentiate […]

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COCOA MAY HELP CURB FATIGUE ASSOCIATED WITH MS

By kristina / March 15, 2019

Cocoa may help curb the fatigue that is typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggest the results of a small feasibility trial, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Cocoa is rich in flavonoids — substances found abundantly in fruit and vegetables and associated with anti-inflammatory properties. If the findings are confirmed […]

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ANTIMICROBIAL REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS ‘SAFER TO USE’ THAN STANDARD CUPS

By Silvia / February 25, 2019

Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists at Aston University in the UK. The researchers, who compared ordinary plastic coffee cups to specially developed antimicrobial cups, found the antimicrobial technology inhibited the growth of most common types of bacteria by more than 99 per […]

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DRINKING TOO MUCH COFFEE MAY CAUSE MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY

By Monica / February 13, 2019

There are so many conflicting studies regarding the one of the world’s most popular drinks: coffee. Some say it causes insomnia; others say it might help you live longer.   The general consensus is that coffee, like most things, is healthy in moderation. But one new claim is that coffee might impact your body’s magnesium supply. “There are a few […]

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