Jenny Smiechowski

How much cocoa does it take to lessen heart attack and stroke risk?

People with Afib are a whopping FIVE times more likely to have a stroke than people with a normal heart rhythm. And since one in four people are at risk for developing Afib, prevention should be at the top of your mind. And so should knowing how much cocoa can help…

Jedha Dening

The right ‘chocolate’ prescription to lower your blood pressure

There’s no getting around it: most of us absolutely adore chocolate! Like many, perhaps you even struggle to balance your desire to eat healthy with your desire to enjoy life’s pleasures — such as chocolate! The good news is you may not have to choose.

Jedha Dening

Drink wine and eat chocolate to see better

If you want a good excuse to enjoy your glass of red wine with dinner, you’ve now got one! Overall, resveratrol stacks up to be a very potent antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory agent, with some seriously powerful benefits for your vision…

Jenny Smiechowski

Cocoa: Cardiovascular cure and sweet treat

There’s nothing quite like a steaming mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s day. Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top, and it may even be the best guilty pleasure of the winter season. But what if I told you hot cocoa was less of a guilty pleasure and more of a health-boosting heart tonic?

Easy Health Options Staff

7 healthy excuses to eat more chocolate [infographic]

The craving for chocolate is one of the most common and difficult to resist of all food cravings. But it’s important to differentiate between milk chocolate and dark chocolate to get the most health benefits.

Jenny Smiechowski

The diabetes remedy that satisfies your sweet tooth

It does wonders for your blood sugar… and it’s not too hard on the taste buds either. But because insulin has such far-reaching effects as your body’s master hormone, there’s no telling what other health benefits you may be in for.