The Magic of Cocoa Butter

Author: buffalopo Cocoa butter is the solid edible natural fat of the cacao bean, extracted during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder.   Cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. About 54–58% of the residue is cocoa butter

So What the Hell is a Carotenoid?

Author: thefoodpharmacy …and why do we need them?   Carotenoids are phytochemicals in plants that give them yellow to orange to red hues. Two carotenoids that get a lot of attention are beta carotene and lycopene. Beta carotene is what gives sweet potatoes and carrots their orange color. The

Diabetes may impair brain function: study

Author: statetimes1 Diabetes may impair brain function: studyToronto: Type 2 diabetes may damage cognitive abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviours and thoughts, a new study has claimed. The research is the first comprehensive statistical summary of available studies that examine the link between type 2 diabetes and a reduction

Healthy Food of the Day: The Tomato

Author: crissyxdee Spaghetti sauce, salsa, pico de gallo, ketchup – what do these all have in common? TOMATOES. Surprisingly, tomatoes have a lot of health benefits. By nature, it contains a large amount of antioxidants which aids in the prevention of cancer and other serious diseases such as cardiovascular. Lycopene

Cranberries, Anyone?

Author: canscinalism We have all heard about the health benefits of antioxidants, be they in tea, blueberries or whatever else […]

Fruit flies know how to sniff out antioxidants

Author: wildlifedaily By Anwesha Ghosh, University of Rochester The next time you start loading up on food rich in antioxidants at the grocery store, know that you are not alone in the animal world. Other animals such as birds and fruit flies are health conscious too, and make healthy choices