January 5, 2014

In Limited, Low-Sugar Amounts

1 Dark Chocolate May Help You Lose Weight

Studies published by two separate groups of European researchers have confirmed that dark chocolate has several health benefits, including aiding weight loss. Scientists at England's Queen Margaret University report that dark chocolate puts a damper on the body's fat-creation processes, reduces its absorption of carbs and fats, and curbs the appetite and by producing a feeling of fullness. Coincidentally, researchers at Rome's University of Tor Vergata have found that dark chocolate consumption significantly decreases cholesterol levels and indicators of inflammation, and specifically reduces the amount of abdominal fat, a particularly unhealthy kind. But note: each of the studies was conducted using dark chocolate with a high percentage of actual chocolate and little or no sugar.

More at Care2.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Dark Chocolate Again Linked to Heart Health

Tags: Dark Chocolate Health Benefits, Chocolate and Weight Loss, Chocolate and Diet, Dark Chocolate and Fat, Queen Margaret University, University of Tor Vergata

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Plain and GMO Free

2 GMO Free Cheerios Arriving Soon

General Mills has announced that Cheerios in original flavor are now made without GMOs. However, NBC points out that Original Cheerios had “very little” genetically modified content anyway. While the sugar and corn starch used in the cereal were genetically modified, oats are the main ingredient in Original Cheerios. Oats aren’t a genetically modified crop. NBC reports that General Mills has no plans to remove the genetically modified ingredients in their other varieties of Cheerios, which contain corn and more sugar.

More at NBC | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Non GMO Food, GMO Free Cheerios, Original Cheerios, General Mills GMO Free

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