The Healing Powers of Chocolate (Google eBook)

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Kensington Publishing Corp., Jan 1, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
12 Reviews
DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWERS OF CHOCOLATE!

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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Some of her writing reads likes notes also. - LibraryThing
I especially enjoyed the chocolate spa recipes. - Goodreads
This non-fiction book was an ER selection. - LibraryThing
The book also contains recipes. - LibraryThing
There is very little original writing in this volume. - LibraryThing

Review: The Healing Powers of Chocolate

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This is a very cool book about chocolate. The information is interesting, but what really makes the book are the recipes at the end. I especially enjoyed the chocolate spa recipes. Read full review

Review: The Healing Powers of Chocolate

User Review  - Goodreads

This is a very cool book about chocolate. The information is interesting, but what really makes the book are the recipes at the end. I especially enjoyed the chocolate spa recipes. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Orey is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master's degree in English (creative writing) from San Francisco State University and in teh past decade has written hundreds of articles for a variety of national magazines. She lives in Northern California.

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