• Focus On: Cocoa

    WHAT IT IS: Cacao bean, better known as cacao or cocoa, is a fatty bean in the Malvaceae family. Cocoa beans are the source for cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

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  • Quest for Healing—Go Ahead: Indulge!

    I’ve often regarded chocolate as a guilty pleasure, but it really goes beyond pure indulgence, doesn’t it? Yes! Recent scientific evidence has shown that if we have enough chocolate, it will lower our blood pressure, potentially lower our cholesterol, give us some of the vitamins we get in our servings of fruit and vegetables, and may even act like a baby aspirin.

    By Judy Brooks