Chocolate is a staple in any Easter basket, but don’t fall for the rhetoric that the fancy-pants high cocoa (cacao!) stuff is a lot healthier.
The trees that produce the cocoa beans that serve as the raw material of chocolate suffer from infections. The latest in gene editing technology may be used to produce infection resistant cacao trees, and, in doing so, keep our M&M and Snickers cravings met.
Most dog owners know that chocolate is harmful to dogs. That said, a study shows Christmas is the most dangerous day of the year for them. And more bad news: dog treats may be making your little companion overweight.
Does menstruation really increase the likelihood that a woman will crave chocolate, as is commonly believed? Or is that craving just an excuse to eat a forbidden food? Recent research finds that women from other countries don't seem to have the same peri-menstrual urge — so it's more of an American phenomenon than a biologically-based imperative.
Corporations aren’t all evil, and universities are not all saints. Most products are coming from industry work. Meanwhile, plenty of junk science comes from universities – and sometimes even from Boston's most prestigious academic institution.
It seems like every week, there s another study on the health benefits of chocolate getting major news coverage. There s a reason for this people like to eat chocolate, and they re eager to read coverage of health studies that justify their chocolate habit. They ll click on the article with the catchy,
We have to wonder if Environmental Working Group is having a really bad fiscal quarter because their website has become littered with even more anti-science, scary chemical verbiage than usual. It's clear they know what their donors think about actual science and evidence, since now they are going after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) classification, which applies to food additives that can't harm anyone.
The latest health news: The relaxed approach on concussions, another study points to e-cig safety, and why the Food Babe is wrong on toxins in chocolate.. and everything else.
Last week, we discussed the infamous Food Boob s opinions regarding what kind of chocolate you should eat because some is toxic. Of course, the only kind of chocolate you
Halloween is fast approaching and we re sure you re thinking about costumes and candy. Well, if you really need any more justification to eat chocolate, you probably should not use the current research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience in which researchers from Columbia University try to show an association