Recommendations to floss daily have been removed from some dental and government health guidelines.
Incorrect flossing may do more harm than good by pushing plaque down underneath the gums.
(You should probably continue flossing so that you won’t have to lie to your dental hygienist who can inflict pain on you and who believes that Flossing is next to Godliness.)
Research at Syracuse University indicates that eating chocolate regularly can improve brain function.
A long term study measured the effects of eating chocolate on 968 people aged 23 to 98 without changing their normal diets.
"Habitual chocolate intake was related to cognitive performance, measured with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests," the researchers wrote. "More frequent chocolate consumption was significantly associated with better performance on [these tests]." Source
Cutting through the jargon--eating chocolate made them smarter.
Eating chocolate can help you maintain and even lose weight according to a study cited by WebMD. When you wake up, your brain and body need energy. This is when your body converts food into energy and raises your metabolism. Later in the day your body may store food in fat reserves. Eating chocolate in the morning was found to reduce food cravings during the day.
Dr. Daniela Jakubowiez author of The Big Breakfast Diet has found that it is possible to lose weight by eating more food if it is eaten in the morning. Big breakfast including chocolate, small dinner.
I wrote a post in 2007 on a study at the University of California San Francisco that showed many health benefits of eating dark chocolate.…
[It] keeps cholesterol from gathering in the blood vessels, reduces the risk of blood clots, helps prevent clogged arteries, reduces blood pressure, and improves insulin resistance.
It seems that dark chocolate is loaded with something called epicatechin, which is a member of compounds called flavoriods, but I pretty much skipped over that part like I did when they talked about not eating too much dark chocolate because of the calories. I figure I can always cut down on something else, like squash or eggplant.
Or eat it for breakfast.
My grandchildren call dark chocolate “Grandma’s medicine.” And I don’t feel guilty eating it in front of my dogs.
For breakfast this morning I had vanilla ice cream with raspberries topped with Nutella.
All health foods, right?
Most of us will never swim, bike and run in a Triathlon, but Gwen Jorgensen, American Olympic gold medalist in Rio, eats chocolate at every meal, even breakfast.