December 3, 2018

Make your own chocolate for your sweetie

Shake up your gifting options this Valentine’s Day with a personalised present. Express your love with a twist, by gifting your loved one different types of feel-good, hormone-boosting homemade chocolates. Dark chocolate 100g coconut oil ½ cup raw cacao powder ½ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt Method Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, add the cacao and stir well. Add the syrup, vanilla and salt, and stir continuously for two minutes. Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicon chocolate mould or onto a tray lined with baking paper. Place in the…
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Healthy Lifestyle
August 8, 2017

The dangers of getting high on chocolate

Chocolate isn’t just for eating, it seems. People are snorting it too, thanks to supplement company, Legal Lean. They are the creators of Coco Loko; a snortable cacao-based powder, laced with common energy drink ingredients like Gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana for a quick energy boost and drug-free high. According to the brand's founder, Nick Anderson, the product was inspired by a chocolate-snorting trend in Europe. It apparently offers a unique buzz that can last anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. It gives users a “euphoric but also motivated” feeling like what you’d expect from an energy drink, says…
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Food & nutrition
March 25, 2016

Don’t binge this Easter!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com You’ve been on a healthy eating plan since the year began – good for you! But here comes Easter riding on a wave of chocolate! Surely it couldn’t hurt to binge a little? Actually, it really can. This is what happens when you sugar binge: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
July 8, 2014

8 Reasons chocolate is good for you

You’ve heard that treats like dark chocolate are good for you, but exactly HOW is it good for you? Here are 8 reasons, based on proper science, that eating a bit of dark chocolate will make your life better, and maybe even last longer. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 11, 2014

What’s in the food you’re eating?

It might just be a slice of bread, a tub of yoghurt or a small chocolate bar - but what’s in it and how does it actually impact your calorie intake for the day? (more…)
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November 23, 2013

Is your sweet tooth causing you stress?

Yikes! A recent study showed that over the past 50 years our consumption of chocolate has doubled – to nearly 11kg a year – and that’s not including any other sugary sweet foods we indulge in. Be honest, could this be you? Most people enjoy a little sweet treat every now and again, and we often turn to chocolate or other sweets when we’re feeling stressed or emotional – and it generally makes us feel better. Researchers disagree though, and suggest that rather than making us feel better, sugar could be making us feel more ‘panicked and wired’. They’ve also…
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