chocolate in the morning is the best time

Chocolate may help reduce blood pressure

Previous studies found dark chocolate reduces blood pressure
Now scientists have discovered this is due to how our guts ferment cocoa
By breaking down chocolate compounds, microbes produce molecules that act like a natural anti-inflammatory
This 'drug' enters the bloodstream and helps protect arteries from damage

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Chocolate makes you smarter

From the New England Journal of Medicine:

Chocolate consumption enhances cognitive function...
There was a close, significant linear correlation (r=0.791, P<0.0001) between chocolate consumption per capita and the number of Nobel laureates per 10 million persons in a total of 23 countries...
it would take about 0.4 kg of chocolate per capita per year to increase the number of Nobel laureates in a given country by 1...

Whittakers Chocolate rocks... and rocks Cadburys

This is not really a review, just a song of praise for an authentic high quality New Zealand made chocolate that kicks the butt of the global mega-junk corporations

What is your local chocolate brand?

Chocolate and egg for breakfast

there must be a way to marry chocolate - or rather cocoa - and egg as a breakfast dish. But so far I'm stumped (other than in pancakes and other egg/flour combinations). Any suggestions?

Cocoa cereal

As an even healthier variant of chocolate cereal to keep fat intake down:

How to manage a chocolate addiction the healthy way

Personally I can't start the day without a cacao hit. And I'm happy with that. I kicked the coffee habit years ago: coffee does ugly things to my nervous system that are more than just caffeine. Tea and Diet Coke still show up in my diet so I cannot I say I have totally kicked caffeine, but compared to the ugly effects of coffee, my current vices are mild :)

Theobromine makes you feel good. And mildly stimulated. Just right in the mornings.

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