Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Health Update: Have Your Chocolate and Eat It, Too!

According to the Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis, a report released on August 10, 2005 elaborates how "Cocoa is the New Red Wine..."

In Southampton, England, a research team headed by Dr. Denise O'Shaugnessy, presents new evidence that drinking a cup of cocoa is benefiicial in the prevention of potentially life-threatening strokes and heart attacks. Per Dr. O'Shaugnessy, "Cocoa contains a substance called flavenoids, which are also present in red wine. Flavenoids can be preventive for coronary heart disease..."1

What exactly are "Flavenoids?" Flavenoids are chemical antioxidants that help to lower cholesterol levels. Not only effective in boosting immune systems, flavenoids help in the fight against heart disease, support weight control, and can even shield against some cancers.

Cocoa powder and chocolate, especially, contain sources that are rich in high quality polyphenol. According to one Dutch study, research discovered that chocolate contained a rich source of polyphenol flavenoid catechin -- which had four times the amount found in tea!2

In addition to cocoa and chocolate, apples and grapes are great sources for flavenoids. Some other good flavenoid sources include: blueberries, cranberries, hazelnuts, pecans, pintos, pistachios, plums, red kidney beans and small red beans.

Guilt-free chocolate? Perhaps. Like all dietary consumption, certain foods are best used in moderation and should never replace the advice of a professional practitioner.

To learn more about flavenoids or natural wellbeing and health, feel free to peruse our Holistic and Naturopathic directories at Holistic Junction today.


  • The XXthCongress of the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis: Media Release: Cocoa is the New Red Wine
  • World Cocoa Foundation: Antioxidants/Arts IC, Hollman PC, Kromhourt D. Chocolate as a source of tea flavonoids. Lancet, 1999; 354:488
  • Health Bulletin: Using Foods Instead of Drugs for Health
  • Copyright 2005 -- All Rights Reserved
    Health Update: Have your Chocolate and Eat it, too!
    Report by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

    About the Author: C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot is the Public Relations Director & Writer for Holistic Junction -- Your source of information for Holistic Practitioners; Naturopathic Schools, Massage Therapy Schools, and Reflexology Schools; Alternative Healthcare; Insightful Literature and so much more!

    NOTICE: Article may be republished free of charge as long as Author Resource Box (above) is included, and ALL Hyperlinks REMAIN in tact and active.

    In The News:

    Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: parser error : Document is empty in /home/infob/public_html/includes/rss.php on line 2

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/infob/public_html/includes/rss.php on line 9

    Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
    Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

    Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

    Can a Child Thrive on a Vegan Diet? YES!

    Can a child thrive on a vegan diet? The answer... Read More

    Did You Start Your Life With Enough Probiotics?

    Why does disease begin in the digestive tract? Your digestive... Read More

    Eating For Success: Breakfast For The Busy Corporate

    The first place that we cut corners when we are... Read More

    Turning an Addictive Snack into a Complete Meal

    The proliferation of fast food restaurants, convenience stores, and vending... Read More

    The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered Americas Food Supply

    Factory FarmingThe big names in American agriculture would like you... Read More

    Creating Your Target of Health

    Creating Your Target is easy.What I use to help create... Read More

    Summer Sun Cures

    With summer comes more sun and with more sun comes... Read More

    Are Your Cells Talking To Each Other?

    Are Your Cells Talking To Each Other?Communication! It permeates our... Read More

    Building Better Bones

    "It is a bone-deep change you are going into, my... Read More

    Allergy Approaches through Nutrition

    Spring in New York City is a really magical time.... Read More

    Understanding Nutrition

    With the release of the new dietary guidelines, in the... Read More

    6 Power Foods For Your Heart

    Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in... Read More

    Find Mineral Nutrition Online

    Mineral nutritionSearching for mineral nutrition information is much easier today... Read More

    Ocular Nutrition and Eye Health Food

    Understanding ocular nutrition and eye health can be one of... Read More

    Magnesium Deficiency Causes Personality Change and WLS Patients are at Risk

    Have you ever felt like you were completely losing your... Read More

    Gift Basket Idea for Senior Citizens

    Evidence for the importance of fruit and vegetable intake to... Read More

    Four Important Nutrients - Vitamin E, Selenium, Sodium and Potassium ? For Good Health

    Vitamin EThere has been a lot of controversy about vitamin... Read More

    How to Stop Bad Breath In 4 Refreshing Steps

    OK, no more excuses. Here's how to stop making everyone... Read More

    Fish Oil Data-some new facts about Fish Oil

    According to the renowned research scientist and inventor of the... Read More

    The New Biology of Health ? the Way to Perpetual Youth?

    Just what is the "New Biology of Health?" And who's... Read More

    Healthy Eating for Executives on the Run

    For the executive, maintaining the much-needed balance between career, family,... Read More

    The Skinny on Salt

    Salt was used long before recorded history began. One of... Read More

    Soytastic ? The Health Benefits of Soy

    It is often taken as a given fact that soy... Read More

    Learn About Diet Nutrition Physique

    Diet nutrition physiqueToday, learning about diet nutrition physique isn't all... Read More

    Chocolate Is Good For You!

    Great news on the chocolate front! Chocolate is good for... Read More