Carolyn Gretton

Cocoa’s leg up on healthy blood pressure

Plenty of studies confirm cocoa’s benefits. But results from controlled studies don’t always translate to real daily life. That’s where cocoa’s effects on blood pressure and arteries differ. Not only does it work, it laid to rest a concern doctors have about traditional BP treatments…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How cocoa lessens the risk of fatty liver

A fatty liver increases risk for liver damage, liver cancer, liver failure and even death. But there may be a surprisingly pleasant way to halt the progression of fatty liver and improve the health of this vital organ.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Go coo-coo for cocoa for a sharper, healthier brain

You may have already heard that eating the potent little compounds known as flavanols that you find in brightly colored fruits and vegetables is good for your blood vessels, helping them to function better and keeping your heart healthy. Now, it turns out they’re also one of the healthiest things for your brain, too. New […]

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…

Jenny Smiechowski

4 food cravings you shouldn’t ignore

Do you ever find yourself overcome by a food craving so strong your willpower goes out the window? But if you find yourself craving certain foods over and over again, it’s actually more than just inconvenient. It’s a sign of what’s really going on with your health…