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The Healing Powers of Chocolate [NOOK Book]



Did you know?...

? Known as Mother Nature's "food of the gods," the medicinal benefits of chocolate were recognized as far back as 4000 years ago.

? Eating chocolate can help boost the immune system, lower the risk of heart ...

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The Healing Powers of Chocolate

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Did you know?...

• Known as Mother Nature's "food of the gods," the medicinal benefits of chocolate were recognized as far back as 4000 years ago.

• Eating chocolate can help boost the immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-even obesity!-and increase lifespan.

• A 1.5 ounce bar of quality chocolate has as much antioxidant power as a 5 ounce glass of wine-without the side effects of alcohol.

• Chocolate is chock-full of mood-enhancing ingredients, including phenylethylamine (the "love drug") and serotonin.

• Chocolate can relieve a host of ailments, including depression, fatigue, pain and PMS, as well as rev up your sex drive!

Drawing on the latest scientific research as well as interviews with medical doctors and chocolatiers, this fascinating book reveals how to live longer and healthier while indulging in one of nature's most decadent and versatile foods. Explore real chocolate (infused with fruits, herbs, and spices), Mediterranean-style, heart-healthy recipes, plus home remedies that combat everything from acne to anxiety. You'll also discover rejuvenating beauty and anti-aging spa treatments-all made with antioxidant-rich chocolate!

"Can dark chocolate boost brain power? This book shows you how regular intake of antioxidant-rich cacao foods is likely to do just that, and more."
--Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of Mind Boosters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758281890
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 865 KB

Table of Contents

Forward vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part 1 A Time for Chocolate 1

1 The Power of Chocolate 3

2 A Genesis of Chocolate 15

Part 2 Chocolate 23

3 A Historical Testimony 25

4 Where are the Secret Ingredients? 34

5 Why is Chocolate So Healthy? 44

6 The French Attitude 54

Part 3 Other Natural Forbidden Foods 67

7 Chocolate's Favorite Friends 69

8 Nuts About Chocolate 81

9 Matchmaking Chocolate and Wine 87

Part 4 Youth in a Cup 97

10 A Cuppa Coffee and Chocolat 99

11 A Toast to Hot cocoa and Long Life! 109

Part 5 Chocolate Cures 123

12 Home Remedies from Your Kitchen 125

Part 6 Future Chocolate 163

13 The Chocolate Craze 165

14 Chocolate Beautiful 176

15 Chocolatiers, Tasting Bars, and Tours 184

16 Chocolate is not for Everyone: Some Bittersweet Views 204

17 The Joy of Cooking with Chocolate 215

Part 7 Chocolate Recipes 223

18 Chocolate Buon Appetito! 225

Part 8 Chocolate Resources 271

Where Can You Buy Chocolate? 273

Notes 295

Selected Bibliography 301

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    The Healing Powers of Chocolate is great

    It you are a chocolate lover then this is a perfect book for you. You will learn about the benefits of good chocolate and what type to buy, something I did not realize before reading The Healing Powers of Chocolate. I didn't have any idea it was so healthy for you. You'll learn other ways chocolate is used and where you can purchase good chocolate. Each chapter is summarized at the end allowing you to review the main points of the chapter plus helping you remember where to find what you need. If you love to cook, then all the recipes will be a real treat. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted December 4, 2009

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    Ooh La La - Luscious Chocolat!

    Cal Orey has done it again! She's delivered another fabulous "Healing Powers" book only this time, it's on a subject near and dear to many hearts (Valentine and otherwise)- chocolate! Orey takes us on a wonderful Willy Wonka adventure in discovering the world's greatest chocolates while extolling the virtues and health benefits of the a delectably delightbul indulgence. You'll love this book, devour it quickly and go back for seconds! A wonderful gift, but a must have book on every kitchen shelf as well - don't miss it, you'll never eat Hershey's again!

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