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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Dark chocolate and cheese have antibacterial properties that inhibit tooth decay, according to experts. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once.   Studies have found that smiling is 69% more attractive than wearing makeup. Onions have been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce chances of a stroke, and reduce chances of various types of cancer.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your gut feelings are usually accurate and correct. If you truly feel there’s something, chances are there is. Alcohol kills 2.5M people per year.   Eating chocolate while studying can help you remember the information. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eating chocolate makes you happy because it contains phenylephylamine – the same hormone the brain triggers when you fall in love. Not having enough sleep per day leads to a desire for sex, depression and alcoholism. Stomach rumblings are caused by air moving through your digestive tract and doesn’t always mean you are hungry. Soda is so corrosive that without a liner, the liquid would eat through the aluminum can after three days. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee improves short term memory, creativity and alertness. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. Faking a smile will actually boost your mood.   Chocolate, sex and laughter are all key to a healthy brain. North American school buses are yellow because humans see yellow faster than any other color, which is important for avoiding accidents. Eating strawberries can improve vision and also help to…

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7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. 1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Our brains do not recognize people by their entire face, but from their eyes and other key features on the person’s face. Chocolate is good for your teeth. It can help fight against bacteria in the mouth and stop dental decay. People who laugh more are able to tolerate pain better, both physical and emotional. A study has confirmed that British people have the world’s sexiest accents.   Chocolate is good for your teeth. It can help fight against bacteria…

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Chocolate: Health Benefits, Precautions

Chocolate: Health Benefits, Precautions

Happy National Chocolate day! Tuesday 29 September 2015   Joseph Nordqvist   Medical News Today Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel overly guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, there are a number of health benefits associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds. The earliest use of chocolate dates back to the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica. After the discovery of the Americas,…

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This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

The tasty food that boosts attention and potentially lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate can improve attention and a new formula may also lower blood pressure, a study shows. Professor Larry Stevens, who conducted the study, said: “Chocolate is indeed a stimulant and it activates the brain in a really special way. It can increase brain characteristics of attention, and it also significantly affects blood pressure levels.” The study measured the effects of eating 60% cacao chocolate (commonly called dark chocolate)…

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License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

You want another slice of cake or glass of wine, but you know you shouldn’t have one. It’s the classic self-control dilemma. But luckily there’s a loophole; sometimes we mentally give ourselves permission to indulge: “Well, I’ve worked hard today, so I’ll have another slice of cake or glass of wine.” Now there’s a ‘license to sin’. A recent study cleverly demonstrates this ‘license to sin’ and shows how dangerous it can be (de Witt Huberts et al., 2012). A…

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Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

By Andrew M. Seaman     NEW YORK     Wed Aug 7, 2013  (Reuters Health) – Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study. The study’s researchers caution, however, that people shouldn’t start stocking up on hot chocolate mix to help solve their crossword puzzles based on the new finding. “We’re several steps removed from that recommendation,” said Dr….

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