Kelley’s Kitchen: 05.24.17

Eating two chocolate bars A DAY ‘cuts your risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 25%’
It is considered one of life’s guilty pleasures – but that could be about to change. Scientists now say that regularly tucking into a few pieces of chocolate may actually be good for us. A study has found that people who regularly eat chocolate are less likely to fall victim to strokes and heart disease… (Continue to full article)

Top 10 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea might just be the healthiest brew you’ll ever drink. It’s packed full of free radical-fighting antioxidants and comes with a diverse spectrum of benefits for health, ranging from weight management to enhancing mental functions and potentially reducing the risk of serious illness such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. And these examples are just the tip of the tea leaf… (Continue to full article)

The many health benefits of honey
For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes, but as a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the ways in which the use of honey as shown benefit include: antibacterial/antifungal properties, athletic performance enhancer, source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, soothing of coughs, wound management, and skin care, just to name a few… (Continue to full article)

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News. The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey.” The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies… (Continue to full article)

6 Signs Your Body NEEDS More Potassium
Potassium is an electrolyte that is a vital part of a healthy body. It helps keep the nerve and muscle cells functioning properly. Low potassium levels can negatively affect many different functions in the body. A potassium deficiency can be caused by diuretics, vomiting or diarrhea, taking some antibiotics or by failing to get enough potassium in your diet. Incorporate potassium-rich foods into your diet to keep your body healthy and functioning properly… (Continue to full article)

Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia
dults who have at least one diet drink a day are three times more at risk from a stroke or dementia, research shows today. Scientists say they should no longer be regarded as the healthier alternative and urge the public to stick to water or milk. Their study of almost 4,400 adults also suggests diet drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than those full of sugar… (Continue to full article)

Berries turn excess flab into calorie-burning ‘beige fat’ – including red wine
Resveratrol – found in most berries and grapes – could help combat obesity. Around 12 ounces of fruit – about three servings – can help burn excess fat. Substance is also in red wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Two or three servings of berries a day can turn excess flab into calorie-burning ‘beige fat’ – and red wine could have the same effect. The new research suggests diets containing resveratrol – found in most berries and grapes – could help combat obesity… (Continue to full article)

The many health benefits of drinking lemon water
Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit’s antiseptic qualities and embalmed their mummies in its juices. Later, in 15th century Europe, lemons were recognized as the perfect cure for scurvy. Despite their healthfulness, however… (Continue to full article)

Surprising foods which contain MORE sugar than a doughnut revealed
It rots your teeth, makes you moody and irritable, and can even cause malnourishment so it comes as no surprise that more of us are cutting down on sugar consumption. But a nutritionist warns that we might be unknowingly consuming foods which contain more of the sweet stuff than a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut, which has… (Continue to full article)

We kidney not: Kidney beans are good for you
They say big things come in small packages, and the kidney bean is proof of that. More than just an important ingredient in chili con carne, this humble superfood is packed full of vitamins and minerals linked to the reduction of many diseases. Just a few kidney beans a day can keep the bad stuff at bay… (Continue to full article)

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