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Dark Chocolate: It Does a Body Good

By | Chocoate

Unfortunately, not all chocolate is good for you. Cocoa loses nutrients during processing, so the more processed the chocolate, the fewer health benefits it offers. Chocolate also contains added ingredients to balance the strong taste of cocoa; sugar, oil, and milk are some of the elements commonly added to chocolate….

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Choosing the Healthiest Chocolate

By | Chocoate

Since not all chocolate is good for you, it’s important to make smart choices when eating chocolate. Remember the following when shopping for the healthiest chocolate: Cocoa — Cocoa is what gives chocolate all its health benefits which means the higher the level of cocoa, the better for you. Stick…

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Chocolate: Good for Your Brain

By | Chocoate

Chocolate Affects Cognitive Performance and Age-Related Memory Impairment Memory decline in old age among healthy adults can be effectively reversed by cocoa flavanols, according to “Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults,” a paper published in an issue of the journal, Nature Neuroscience. Different from…

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Chocolate 101 (Part 1)

By | Chocoate

Welcome to class! This is the first lesson in our new Chocolate 101 series where we will teach you all about chocolate! Lessons will be short, but informative and fun! Let’s get started with 5 facts about how chocolate grows! 1. Cacao Tree – Chocolate grows on the cacao tree…

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Stella Leona Needs Your Votes!

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We are a food category nominee in the 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Contest and voting starts today! American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s a movement made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods…

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