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Caffeine Reduces Pain During Exercise

We all know caffeine wakes us up, helps us focus and makes our brain sharp.  For athletes, caffeine is known to boost sports performance, which usually is attributed to caffeine’s mental boosting ability.  A study by researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) shed additional lights on caffeine’s performance boosting ability – it seems that caffeine […]

Consuming flavanol-rich cocoa may enhance brain function

Let’s face it – we are what our brain is. Keeping our brain young and sharp is quintessential for a healthy and happy life.  Unfortunately, our brain ages.  Each year more than six percent of people aged 70 years or older develop mild cognitive impairment, a condition involving memory loss that can progress to dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

Caffeine may fight obesity by stimulating body’s natural fat-fighting defense

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defense.  The research suggests that caffeine could be used to tackle obesity and diabetes. Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and […]

Cocoa and Chocolate Enhance Cognition and Mental Performance

Cocoa flavanols, a class of natural compounds in cocoa bean, have neuroprotective effects, based on a meta study carried out by a group of Italian researchers.  In a review article published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the Italian researchers examined the available literature for the effects of administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. In other words: what happens to […]

Be a Super Mom with Mocca Shots

Moms, you’re busy. You’re a master at juggling the impossible and being in 10 places at once, or at least trying to be. Time and energy are two important things that are hard to find when you’re knee-deep in summer camp registration or answering the middle-of-the-night request for water, book, snack or even a dance […]

Dutch Process Cocoa Powder

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There seems to be a lot of chocolates named after places in Europe. Swiss, German, Dutch… While Swiss and German are types of chocolate, Dutch is a process that has been applied to cocoa that neutralizes the natural acidity and gives it a milder taste compared with natural cocoa. Cocoa powder is derived from cocoa […]

Upping coffee consumption could help you live longer

Coffee is the world’s most popular beverages.   A large population study drawing on data from over half a million Europeans suggests that coffee could have a range of health benefits, by revealing an association between higher coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death from all causes. The research was carried out by scientists from […]

Eating chocolate may reduce risk of heart disease

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If you need one more excuse for your cocoa/chocolate addition, here it is: scientists from the University of Cambridge found that higher levels of chocolate consumption have been associated with a 37% reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, 31% reduction in diabetes and a 29% reduction for stroke. Previous research has shown that […]

Dark Chocolate and Diabetes: How Does Cocoa Help Diabetes?

Dark Chocolate and Diabetes: How Does Cocoa Help Diabetes?

Regardless of caffeine sensitivity, it is good for you

Various studies in North America, Europe, and Asia have shown consistently that coffee drinking reduces mortality, including deaths from cardiovascular disease and some cancers.  However, for some people who are sensitive to caffeine, coffee drinking can cause unpleasant side effects such as jittery, heart palpitation, anxiety and nervousness.  Therefore, there are concerns about coffee’s health […]