"It sounds almost too good to be true, but preliminary research at West Virginia's Wheeling Jesult University suggests chocolate may boost your memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem-sloving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain."
Dark chocolate contains flavanols, which offer antioxidant properties. No other food on Earth can match cocoa's unique blend of flavanols. That's why experts refer to the cocoa bean as nature's most surprising "superfruit".
Cranberries are # 6 out of the Top 20 Antioxidant Foods.
Published by USDA in 2004
Almonds contain gamma-tocopherol, a type of vitamin E that acts as a powerful antioxidant. Many studies find a link between nut consumption and cancer prevention.
One of casein protein's main benefits is its digestion speed. Casein is a slow-digesting protein and can take up to seven hours to digest, resulting in a more prolonged release od amino acids into the bloodstream.
UofM Healthy Systems
"Studies have shown heart benefits from increased blood flow, less platetet stickiness and clotting, and improved bad cholesterol. These benefits are the result of cocoa's antioxidant chemicals known as flavonoids, which seem to prevent both cell damage and inflammation."
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity shows that people eating a diet rich in almonds lost more weight than those on a high-carb diet with the same number of calories
Pistachios are known as the Skinny Nut because pistachios are one of the lowest calorie and lowest fat nuts, they are also a good source of fiber.
At Team JOJO's we like to say.
"tell yourself what you can eat and not what you can't eat!"