Cocoa

Amazonian Cocoa - How Chocolate Is Improving the Lives of Bolivia's Indigenous Communities

Emma Donlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Donlan

This week is Chocolate Week (14th-20th October), when people across the UK celebrate everything to do with the sugary indulgence. Chocolate remains a household favourite in the UK today, with the average Brit eating approximately 8kg per year, and only five per cent of the population admitting to not enjoying the sweet treat within the past six months.

Hot Chocolate 'Keeps Brain Healthy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hot chocolate can help older people keep their brains healthy, research has shown. Two cups of cocoa a day boosted blood flow to the brain and impr...

Chocolate Could Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Merely thinking of chocolate may set pulses racing, but research suggests it can actually lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of dark chocolate...

Could A Daily Dose Of Chocolate Ward Off Alzheimer's?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking cocoa may benefit the brain in old age, a study suggests. The research, funded by the Mars confectionery company, tested the effects of da...