In Old Sacramento, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the number one destination of chocolate lovers since 1984. Throughout the Chocolate Factory, you will discover a remarkable variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic, according to the store’s website. And yes, they have excellent candies.
You even can watch them dip their unbelievably large stemmed strawberries in dark chocolate or milk chocolate or white chocolate. And their farm-fresh strawberries are specially grown on the Monterey coast for their full flavor and size. But what else is driving so many people in Sacramento to rush out and buy chocolate and also some types of unsweetened cocoa powder?
Let’s also take a look at what best encouraged Sacramentans to buy and eat chocolate: Is it the health benefits of small amounts of dark chocolate? Or is it the sweetness? How many Sacramentans prefer unsweetened cocoa or chocolate made without any sweetener perhaps poured over fruit such as cherries or strawberries? And who makes his or her own chocolate at home without using sugar, honey, syrup, stevia, agave, bananas, or synthetic sweeteners? Our family pours a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and a tablespoon of lecithin granules into a cup of decaf green tea, stirs, and has a creamy, thick hot cocoa beverage.
Those who use D-Ribose may even put a pinch of that muscle sugar into a cup of hot or cold chocolate beverage. So why is chocolate so popular in Sacramento? It’s the antioxidant health benefits, sure, from just an ounce a day of dark chocolate, but it’s really the taste of chocolate on the back of the tongue which seems to take away an acidic or tart feeling in the mouth that some people get from drinking various other juices.
What about buying a chocolate bar from a local store? For example, in Sacramento, the Walmart store on El Camino Avenue near Watt Avenue sells Lindt 85% and 90% cocoa dark chocolate, and other supermarkets carry different brands of dark chocolate that reveal cocoa content on the labels. There a lots of local, national, and international studies you can read online that focus on chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder helping to lower blood pressure. See Lindt’s website for more choices. Locally in the Sacramento and Davis regional area, UC Davis reported studies on chocolate’s healthy compounds back in 2006. See the article, “UC Davis News & Information: Heart-Healthy Compound in Chocolate.”
The UC Davis study done four years ago showed that epicatechin, one of a group of chemicals known as flavanols, was directly linked to improved circulation and other hallmarks of cardiovascular health. Findings of the study are reported in the Jan. 16, 2006 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In a multifaceted study involving the Kuna Indians of Panama, an international team of scientists, including those from UC Davis has pinpointed a chemical compound that is, in part, responsible, for the heart-healthy benefits of certain cocoas and some chocolate products.
How do you get that epicatechin in chocolate if the roasting processes it out before you taste it here in Sacramento? You have to look at the alternative sources for the type of chocolate that’s healthier. How can you stop the rush to gobble chocolate in Sacramento? And should people be eating that much candy? Or is the chocolate rush making dentists in Sacramento richer and giving them more root canals to do as the candy habit takes hold.
It’s not only chocolate causing the tooth decay. It’s the added sugar. Unsweetened chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder isn’t rotting your teeth from the inside out. It’s the added taste for making the chocolate sweeter with sugar, honey, or various synthetic sweeteners that may affect the body in other ways.
Why are so few studies or articles focusing on chocolate addiction? See, Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar — Physically Addictive Foods. Most nutritionists and consumers realize chocolate is addictive. Should you believe the widespread media headlines and recent scientific study that eating chocolate twice a week could save your life if you survived a heart attack? Also see, Lowering Carbs Could Increase Risk for Heart Problems.
In Sacramento, you can buy a bar of Green & Black’s organic dark chocolate at the Arden area Whole Foods Market, for example, that has an 85% cocoa content. Some other markets in Sacramento also sell Green & Black’s organic dark chocolate. It’s the best tasting dark chocolate locally, according to personal opinion. A serving size of Green & Black’s organic dark chocolate is 12 pieces.
That’s only 260 calories. The fat calorie content is 190. But the total fat content of that serving is 21 grams of fat. That translates, according to the chocolate bar’s label, into 13 grams of saturated fat. Total carbohydrates are 14 grams, but dietary fiber is 5 grams. In that one serving, you get 6 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.
Maybe you’d like a bar of dark chocolate that’s 99 percent cocoa. Try Lindt’s 99 percent cocoa dark chocolate. You can find a store at the site or order it online at the Lindt’s website. It’s called the Excellence 99% Cocoa Bar. It’s is a unique chocolate that reveals all the strength and richness of cocoa beans. You can order Lindt 99% cocoa dark chocolate online from the Lindt website. Or check out the article on it, Lindt Pure Chocolate Bar.
To fully appreciate its flavor and texture, the Lindt’s site recommends that you progressively develop your palate through our range of high cocoa content chocolate bars, starting with Excellence 70% cocoa, then 85% and finally 99% Cocoa. To best experience Excellence 99% Cocoa, taste a small piece and let it melt in your mouth. You can accompany your tasting with a coffee to help bring out the bouquet of cocoa.
Most nutritionists and consumers realize chocolate is addictive. Should you believe the widespread media headlines and recent scientific study that eating chocolate twice a week could save your life if you survived a heart attack? Throughout history, chocolate has been used for medicinal purposes to heal in centuries past. The health benefits of eating chocolate refer to eating one and one half ounces daily or even a few times a week.
In Sacramento schools, sometimes chocolate milk is not offered to children so they don’t get too much sugar in the morning with breakfast or morning snacks. But in some Sacramento supermarkets milk that is sold as non-dairy substitutes sometimes adds chocolate, but adds sugar, to get people to keep coming back to buy more chocolate non-dairy milk substitutes.
You have numerous brands of chocolate milk made from non-dairy products. But if you look at the ingredients label on the back of any given container, you’ll see some of the brands have up to 15 or more mg of sugars per eight-ounce cup of the beverage. Should you be drinking what amounts to liquid candy in some cases? How do you serve dark chcolate to keep it in amounts that are still considered as offering health benefits?
The actual research on chocolate (or cocoa) reducing blood pressure in those with high blood pressure has been published on June 28, 2010 in the journal BMC Medicine. Read the study from its primary source, “Does Chocolate Reduce Blood Pressure? A Meta-Analysis.” Also see the article, “Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure.” And check out the July 1, 2010 article, Doctors say Chocolate helps to reduce blood pressure.
An article by Richard Alleyne appearing in UK’s Telegraph on June 27, 2010, “Chocolate could help treat high blood pressure,” notes that, “Just a chunk of chocolate a day could have the same effect on high blood pressure as half an hour of exercise, new research suggests.” And so a health trend is born – chocolate as a new high blood pressure ‘drug.’ Well not exactly. But it comes close to that assumption in part. Mainstream media around the world announced the health benefits of eating chocolate based on this study. But few mentioned chocolate addiction issues.
That article, “Chocolate could help treat high blood pressure,” opens with the first paragraph noting, “For those suffering from high blood pressure the effect of chocolate was so dramatic it could reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke by 20 per cent over five years.”
What would the FDA say, since it doesn’t allow anyone to say that a food could do the work of a drug by treating something so ‘genetic’ as high blood pressure–with a caffeinated flavonol–when you can get flavonols from so many other deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables? Is there a special flavonol that appears only in chocolate? And can cocoa be decaffeinated and still retain its flavonols? Or is that too expensive or impossible to do? After all, you can get flavonols from decaf green tea without addiction.
The researchers found that for people with hypertension, eating chocolate could reduce the blood pressure by up to five per cent. For those with normal pressure it had no effect. But more research is needed to see what is the optimal amount of chocolate that was needed to make the most difference.
The studies, according to the UK newspaper article, varied from one chunk of chocolate (6g) to a bar (100g) daily. Is five percent enough? What other foods would reduce it further? Or would a slow breathing machine like the Respirator do the rest of the job to avoid taking medicine if the side effects of commercial drugs from conventional medicine aren’t wanted by some?
Research on dark chocolate (not milk chocolate) published earlier this year, according to that article, showed that people who eat just one bar a week are 22% less likely to suffer a stroke. Eating chocolate for people with high blood pressure makes your blood pressure drop only 5mm in systolic pressure which is comparable to the known effects of 30 daily minutes of moderate physical activity such as brisk walking or swimming.
Why So Few Articles on Chocolate Addiction in the Media?
Why are there so many studies on chocolate’s health benefits, including recipes published in the mainstream media, but so few articles on how to deal with chocolate addiction? There appears to be a new study appearing almost every month with wide news coverage of the results. Little is said about your brain on chocolate. The health benefits are touted. Chocolate history is explored, but little is said about addiction.
How can chocolate addiction change your brain? See the article, Chocolate: more addictive than heroin – Topix. According to that article, in its raw form, chocolate is more addictive than heroin. Scientists currently study how chocolate addiction changes the brain. Check out the article. You can research online which chemicals are released by the brain by eating chocolate. Also see, Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar — Physically Addictive Foods.
According to that article, archaeologists have dated cacao as chocolate being eaten by the Mayan Indians of Mexico as early as 600 CE. The cocoa bean had been worshiped by the Mayans as a heavenly gift. The beans were put on a pedestal and worshiped as an idol. Also see the article, ” Introduction: Chocolate’s History at a Glance .“
Does cocoa make you feel jittery? It has some caffeine. Today scientists study the healing powers of chocolate or cacao nibs and its powers as a stimulant. Maybe you need an antioxidant caffeine-free tea such as rooibos with its calming effects. How much caffeine is there in chocolate?
Different sources give different facts. According to Web MD, there’s a history of chocolate slide show. Some sites report 30 mg of caffeine in your average chocolate bar. A cup of coffee may contain 100 to 150 mg of caffeine. Little is written about the caffeine content of chocolate and how that might effect people who get anxious from even a small amount of caffeine. Think how many children eat lots of chocolate.
Can you eat just one and a quarter ounces of chocolate? Or will you eat the whole bar at one sitting instead of a small amount? Be careful as chocolate, sugar, cheese, and meat are said to be the four most addictive foods, according to the sites, Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar — Physically Addictive Foods, and Chocolate: more addictive than heroin – Topix.
See the ABC News video on the recent study and chocolate featuring a registered dietitian with some tips on how to serve dark chocolate, such as melted and spread on bread. See the video: Sweet Studies: Chocolate and Heart Health. Also view the video, Chocolate Can Help Heart Attack Survivors.
See the ABC News video on the recent study and chocolate featuring a registered dietitian with some tips on how to serve dark chocolate, such as melted and spread on bread. See the video: Sweet Studies: Chocolate and Heart Health. Also view the video, Chocolate Can Help Heart Attack Survivors.
What if you just want to prevent heart disease in the first place? According to the August 14, 2009 article, ” Had a heart attack? Eating chocolate twice a week could save your life,” recent research from Sweden shows chocolate-snacking victims are nearly 70 per cent less likely to die from cardiac problems than those who rarely eat the confectionery. But why chocolate when it contains caffeine and other stimulants? Wouldn’t it cause a faster heartbeat in someone with an already irregular pulse?
The study showed that eating chocolate even once a week can help, nearly halving the risk of death from heart issues. But what did the researchers actually find?
You’d have to see the September, 2009 findings, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The current research is the latest in a long line of studies highlighting the health benefits of chocolate, especially dark chocolate. See: ” Chocolate consumption and mortality following a first acute myocardial infarction: the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program ,”Journal of Internal Medicine, Volume 266, Issue 3, Date: September 2009, Pages: 248-257, I. Janszky, K. J. Mukamal, R. Ljung, S. Ahnve, A. Ahlbom, J. Hallqvist. Also see: Abstract | References | Full Text: HTML , PDF .
Previous investigations have found dark chocolate, which is rich in disease-busting antioxidants called flavonoids, can lower the risk of blood clots, protect against bowel cancer and even help prevent premature births. But be careful if the stimulants in chocolate give you panic attacks, stimulate your central nervous system, your thyroid, or give you a faster heartbeat. Find out how you react to chocolate, especially dark chocolate.
If you’re going to eat dark chocolate for the health benefits, choose preferably unsweetened chocolate or cocoa powder that you can mix with other liquids such as coconut milk (unsweetened) or almond milk or sweeten with a pinch of stevia or melt over cherries and strawberries, but without adding table sugar. You if you do eat dark chocolate, choose the 90% or 85% cocoa in the dark chocolate or at least 70 percent cocoa in the dark chocolate. But it’s not necessary to eat sweetened chocolate since it will only addict you to the sugar in the chocolate. The ancients drank chocolate without adding sugar. They added spices instead, for example, chili. You might add a pinch of cinnamon or cloves.
Or you could add a mashed banana and sweeten your chocolate as you melt it. The idea is not to addict yourself both the chocolate and to sugar. Be aware of the fat and sugar added to chocolate as well unless you’re eating the unsweetened cocoa powder without added sweeteners or fats added to harden chocolate into bars or chips.
What’s in the dark chocolate that is healthy? It’s the antioxidants. But can’t you also get antioxidants from fruits? Antioxidants are compounds that protect against so-called free radicals, molecules which accumulate in the body and damage cells.
Since coronary disease is a major killer, are there specific foods that help prevent the risk of heart attack? You could get a genetic test to see whether you even have the genes that give you a higher risk of getting heart disease. You can be tested genetically for risk, but no one knows for sure if the risk will play out or remain just a risk that can be lessened with diet, lifestyle, and exercise regimens.
Why do the research experts at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, indicate that snacking on chocolate could be the perfect remedy rather than eating a vegan diet with plenty of green vegetable juices and antioxidant fruits? Could it be because chocolate is more addictive than heroin, some nutritionists say?
Or because it’s easier to get people addicted to the four most addictive foods–chocolate, sugar, cheese and meat? The average person might start off a meal with meat covered in melted cheese–a patty melt or cheese melted over fish, then finish the meal with a dessert of chocolate mousse whipped with sugar. That doesn’t sound so healthy, but it takes in the four most addictive foods–chocolate, sugar, cheese and meat.
Let’s take a look at the Swedish chocolate study. Researchers tracked 1,169 patients aged between 45 and 70 who had been admitted to hospital with a heart attack between 1992 and 1994. Each participant was questioned based on dietary habits, including how much chocolate they ate. Researchers followed the same patients for most of a decade.
The results showed those eating a few ounces of chocolate twice a week or more were 66 per cent less likely to die from cardiac disease than non-eaters. Was it the chocolate? And what type of chocolate did the patients eat? Dark chocolate, at least 85 percent cocoa? Or did the eat just any chocolate off the market shelf?
Chocolate once a week reduced the risk by almost half and even an occasional treat – once a month or less – had a small benefit, cutting the risk by 27 per cent. The study noted that any other candy sweets didn’t help. Just chocolate. Was it dark or milk chocolate in the study?
In a report on their findings, the researchers said: ‘The health effects of chocolate have been of great interest in recent years. But we know of no other studies assessing the possible effects of chocolate on post-heart attack prognosis. ‘We found it had a strong inverse association with subsequent cardiac mortality.’
The type of chocolate nutritionists warn people to keep away from is the high-fat, high-sugar so-called milk chocolate. They say the healthier chocolate is the dark chocolate, with at least 70 and better yet 85 percent cocoa.
Here are some cautions when looking at a recent study like this. First of all, the people were followed for a decade. In the past ten years, new findings have been published on health benefits of various antioxidant foods and their effects on the cardiovascular system.
There are other foods much lower in saturated fats and sugars than eating chocolate candies to help heart disease patients, such as a diet of fruits and vegetables with some fish or Omega 3, 9, and 6 fatty acids in balance, and plenty of antioxidants from whole foods. Sometimes a raw fruits and vegetable diet helps, with legumes. The idea is to get the antioxidants.
Dark chocolate has some antioxidants. But you really need a balanced diet. Otherwise you’ll just get addicted to the sugar and other ingredients in the chocolate, and you’ll start craving chocolate ice cream and fudge.
You could substitute carob once in a while, but what you really need is a wholesome, balanced diet that won’t create high sugar spikes and metabolic syndrome symptoms. See the video, ” Chocolate Can Help Heart Attack Survivors,” at the MedHelp site. A new study finds eating chocolate, in moderation, can lower the risk of death for people who have recently suffered a heart attack.
According to the article, ” New Evidence That Dark Chocolate Helps Ease Emotional Stress ,” published online in the Nov. 12, 2009 issue of Medical News Today , the “chocolate cure” for emotional stress is getting new support from a clinical trial published online in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Proteome Research : Gut Microbiota, and Stress-Related Metabolism in Free-Living Subjects. See the study’s press release, ” Metabolic Effects of Dark Chocolate Consumption on Energy, Gut Microbiota, and Stress-Related Metabolism in Free-Living Subjects .”
The American Chemical Society’s study found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed. Interestingly the study found that dark chocolate partially corrected other stress-related biochemical imbalances.
According to the press release, Sunil Kochhar and colleagues looked at growing scientific evidence that antioxidants and various other substances in dark chocolate may reduce risk factors for heart disease and other physical conditions. But consumers want to know what other substances and how does each substance work to balance health and reduce the risk of coronary diseases and emotional risk factors?
The latest study suggested that chocolate may ease emotional stress. But how does dark chocolate reduce stress? What exactly is the evidence?
The most recent study identified reductions in stress hormones and other stress-related biochemical changes in volunteers who rated themselves as highly stressed and ate dark chocolate for two weeks. “The study provides strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 grams [1.4 ounces] during a period of 2 weeks is sufficient to modify the metabolism of healthy human volunteers,” the scientists say.
According to the study’s abstract , “Dietary preferences influence basal human metabolism and gut microbiome activity that in turn may have long-term health consequences. The present study reports the metabolic responses of free living subjects to a daily consumption of 40 g of dark chocolate for up to 14 days. A clinical trial was performed on a population of 30 human subjects, who were classified in low and high anxiety traits using validated psychological questionnaires.
“Biological fluids (urine and blood plasma) were collected during 3 test days at the beginning, midpoint, and at the end of a 2 week study. NMR and MS-based metabonomics were employed to study global changes in metabolism due to the chocolate consumption. Human subjects with higher anxiety trait showed a distinct metabolic profile indicative of a different energy homeostasis (lactate, citrate, succinate, trans-aconitate, urea, proline), hormonal metabolism (adrenaline, DOPA, 3-methoxy-tyrosine) and gut microbial activity (methylamines, p-cresol sulfate, hippurate).
“Dark chocolate reduced the urinary excretion of the stress hormone cortisol and catecholamines and partially normalized stress-related differences in energy metabolism (glycine, citrate, trans-aconitate, proline, Î²-alanine) and gut microbial activities (hippurate and p-cresol sulfate).” That’s what consumers want to know–that the dark chocolate (like in 85 percent cocoa) reduced the stress hormones.
“The study provides strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 g of dark chocolate during a period of 2 weeks is sufficient to modify the metabolism of free living and healthy human subjects, as per variation of both host and gut microbial metabolism.” Check out the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Proteome Research web site as there are 45 studies referenced in the abstract .
The Chocolate Facts Sheet on the Gourmet Spot site notes 6 mg of caffeine per one ounce of milk chocolate. The Candy USA site (National Confectioners Association/Chocolate Manufacturers Association) site has an article, “The Story of Chocolate.” According to that site, 1.4 ounces of milk chocolate has about 6 mg of caffeine, which may be similar to what’s in a cup of decaffeinated coffee. Also check out The Story of Chocolate and and the Chocolate Trivia Site. Regarding caffeine content, it’s more than you would think when comparing dark chocolate to milk chocolate, according to the About.com site, Caffeine Content of Coffee, Tea, Chocolate.
For example, one ounce of dark chocolate contains 20 mg of caffeine. Compare that to milk chocolate (1 oz) with only 6 mg of caffeine. But it’s dark chocolate recommended for health reasons in most studies. Chocolate milk contains 4 mg of caffeine. The site also notes that Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt (8 oz) contains 85 mg of caffeine.
Are you getting too much caffeine stimulation from your piece of chocolate? Is it keeping you up all night or causing the jitters or an increased heart beat rate? Think about how your body reacts to chocolate. If you eat a whole bar of dark chocolate think of all the caffeine you’re getting.
And at the site, figures are approximate, especially with coffee. Different varietals can have different caffeine content, and the way the coffee is roasted can also change the values. Is there a good way to tell how much caffeine you’re getting from cocoa or chocolate when you’re trying to calm your nerves? It is a stimulant.
Think about what your body needs most before you decide on what foods to select for your particular needs. If you have “the anxiety gene,” as some people refer to a highly-aroused nervous system, do you really need stimulants? Or should you be getting antioxidants from calming herbal teas that are caffeine-free such as Rooibos or ginger herbal teas without caffeine?
If you want to select foods that in studies have reported in some people they have helped to lower your blood pressure, select the foods or vegetable juices that help your individual body’s responses to the particular ingredients in the foods. It’s going to be an individual response to whatever you choose. Also see the article, “Chocolate consumption in relation to blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease in German adults.”
Why is a new study on dark chocolate done or at least mentioned nationally and locally in the news apparently almost every month? Who are the powers that are funding so many studies on dark chocolate?
A new study published July 1, 2010, Doctors say Chocolate helps to reduce blood pressure, says that dark chocolate helps to reduce blood pressure. Sacramento consumers eat a lot of dark chocolate, mostly found in various natural food stores and sections of supermarkets locally. Remember that the four addictive foods are chocolate, sugar, cheese, and meat. Somewhere, you’ll find a food that combines all four in different layers.
For example, Panamanian style Greek Moussaka–bottom layer is ground meat under a layer of feta cheese topped with B©chamel sauce, also known as white sauce made with milk, flour, and butter. Above that layer is unsweetened dark baking chocolate, slightly sweetened with honey or syrupy pomegranate juice concentrate–truly international by then.
You probably can’t find the exact recipe in Sacramento, but you can make it. Or you can buy a bar of chili chocolate. See, Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate Chili 3.5oz. See these sites for recipes for chili chocolate or where to get chili chocolate: Cooks.com – Recipes – Chili Chocolate, and Chiarello Chocolate Chili Con Carne Recipe : Michael Chiarello.
You can consume 100% unsweetened cocoa chocolate without added fats or sugars added. Healthy? Candy bars you generally grab from impulse counters of supermarkets usually are full of calories and fats, but some forms of dark chocolate are relatively healthier.
In France you can buy onions with chocolate as a candy. Or melt unsweetened chocolate with thinly sliced caramelized onions and add your own sweetener, currants, or raisins and chopped nuts or sesame and shelled sunflower seeds or chopped dark, sweet pitted cherries.
References: Scientific journal studies on chocolate’s health effects and benefits
Serafini, M.; Bugianesi, R.; Maiani, G.; Valtuena, S.; De, S. S.; Crozier, A. Plasma antioxidants from chocolate. Nature 2003, 424 ( 6952) 1013 [ CrossRef ], [ PubMed ], [ ChemPort ]
Grassi, D.; Necozione, S.; Lippi, C.; Croce, G.; Valeri, L.; Pasqualetti, P.; Desideri, G.; Blumberg, J. B.; Ferri, C. Cocoa reduces blood pressure and insulin resistance and improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in hypertensives. Hypertension 2005, 46 ( 2) 398′” 405 [ CrossRef ], [ PubMed ], [ ChemPort ]
Taubert, D.; Roesen, R.; Lehmann, C.; Jung, N.; Schomig, E. Effects of low habitual cocoa intake on blood pressure and bioactive nitric oxide: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, J. Am. Med. Assoc. 2007, 298 ( 1) 49′” 60 [ CrossRef ], [PubMed, [ ChemPort ]
Parker, G.; Parker, I.; Brotchie, H. Mood state effects of chocolate . J Affect. Disord. 2006, 92 ( 2âˆ’3) 149′” 1.59 [ CrossRef ], [ PubMed ]
D.Tomaso, E.; Beltramo, M.; Piomelli, D. Brain cannabinoids in chocolate . Nature 1996, 382 ( 6593) 677′” 678 [ CrossRef ], [ PubMed ], [ ChemPort ]
Holmes, E.; Loo, R. L.; Stamler, J.; Bictash, M.; Yap, I. K.; Chan, Q.; Ebbels, T.; De, I. M.; Brown, I. J.; Veselkov, K. A.; Daviglus, M. L.; Kesteloot, H.; Ueshima, H.; Zhao, L.; Nicholson, J. K.; Elliott, P. Human metabolic phenotype diversity and its association with diet and blood pressure . Nature 2008, 453 ( 7193) 396′” 400 [ CrossRef ], [ PubMed ], [ ChemPort ]
Resources and Articles on Chocolate
Had a heart attack? Eating chocolate twice a week could save your life
A Popular Song Saves A Heart Attack Victim on Health Video
New Equipment Saves Heart Attack Victims
Study Finds Chocolate Can Help With Heart Attack Survival
Internal Medicine Journal // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog
Chocolate Can Help Heart Attack Survivors – Medhelp Health Videos
9NEWS.com | Colorado’s Online News Leader | How Chocolate Can Save Your Life
Death by Chocolate? Not for Heart Attack Survivors
Echorouk Online – Had a heart attack? Eating chocolate twice a week could save your life
Chocolate cuts death risk in heart attack survivors – Health
Lowering Carbs Could Increase Risk for Heart Problems Eating Fish May Lower the Risk for Heart Failure Fish Oil Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks Anxiety Increases Chest Pain in Heart Disease Patients Inmates Are at Risk of High Blood Pressure Garlic is Good for the Heart Stopping a Fitness Routine Removes its Heart Benefits Lifestyle Choices Can Impact Your Blood Pressure Stem Cells Could Repair Heart Tissue Chocolate Can Help Heart Attack Survivors Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar — Physically Addictive Foods