Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

NatureCity Blog

RSS
  • October 31, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Cocoa May Improve Cardiometabolic Health

    Cardiometabolic risk refers to the risk of having heart disease, diabetes or a stroke. A recent study suggests that the flavanols in cocoa products may help enhance cardiometabolic health by improving lipid metabolism, insulin resistance, and systemic inflammation. The researchers...

    Read now
  • March 16, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Eating Chocolate May Improve Cognitive Function

    Previous studies have found a link between cocoa flavanols and cardiovascular benefits. Now a recent, long ranging study has found a link between regularly eating chocolate and improved cognitive function. Participants in the study included 968 New York residents between...

    Read now
  • January 7, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Dark Chocolate May Help Improve Performance of Cyclists

    The flavanols in dark chocolate have been linked to increased bioavailability of nitric oxide. Increasing nitric oxide bioavailability has been shown to enhance performance during exercise. A new study has shown that flavanol-rich dark chocolate may help boost endurance and...

    Read now
  • November 10, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Chocolate Consumption Linked to Lower BMI

    Chocolate is often times viewed as a sweet treat that has little nutritional value and that can result in weight gain. A recent study found, however, that European teens that ate high amounts of chocolate had lower body mass indexes...

    Read now
  • May 23, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Improve Your Mood with the Flavanols in Dark Chocolate

    More and more studies are showing that chocolate eaten in moderation may have significant health benefits. Most recently, researchers have found that antioxidants in chocolate known as flavanols may improve mood. Contrary to previous research, however, there were no noted...

    Read now
  • August 19, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Flavanols in Chocolate May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's

    More and more studies are showing that chocolate eaten in moderation may have significant health benefits. Most recently, researchers have found that antioxidants in chocolate known as flavanols may help improve mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can progress to dementia...

    Read now
  • May 13, 2012 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Flavanol Found in Cocoa May Reduce Blood Pressure

    You may have noticed that eating a piece of chocolate can sometimes make you feel better physically. Recent research suggests that might not be all in your head: chocolate contains the flavanol epicatechin, which has been linked to lower blood...

    Read now
  • March 8, 2012 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Chocolate May Make Your Brain More Efficient

    The latest issue of Physiology and Behavior, published on February 28, 2012, has great news for chocolate lovers: the flavanols in dark chocolate may be helping your brain perform more efficiently. Flavanols are antioxidants found in cocoa beans, fruit and...

    Read now
×