February 05, 2016

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  • Chocolate on the Brain

    Chocolate on the Brain

    by Berkeley Wellness

    The news keeps getting sweeter about dark chocolate and other cocoa products. Not only have several studies suggested that it can help lower blood pressure, but new research has found that cocoa can also aid the brain.

  • Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    by Berkeley Wellness

    The U.S. Dietary Guidelines advise that at least half your daily grain intake be whole grains. That’s easier said than done, in part because it can be hard to identify truly “whole grain” foods. This rule can help you quickly calculate.

  • Faux Fruit

    Faux Fruit

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    Beware of fake fruit masquerading as real fruit in cereals and other foods. Fruit may be pictured enticingly on the package, but the fruit inside may be sugar-sweetened gobs of flour with flavoring, colorings and other additives.

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