Acne - Treatment Options for Acne

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If you suffer from shoulder and back acne, I have found a treatment that may help. about Acuzine is a new non-prescription acne treatment.

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Chocolate Is Good For You!

Written by Janette Blackwell

Great news onrepparttar chocolate front! Chocolate is good for you. Under certain circumstances.

Katherine Tallmadge, spokesperson forrepparttar 148907 American Dietetic Association, says, inrepparttar 148908 February 9, 2005, WASHINGTON POST, that “cacao, or cocoa beans, contain ‘flavanols,’ naturally occurring plant compounds also found in tea, red wine, and apples. Their properties have been studied as heart disease inhibitors.”

Carl L. Keen, chair ofrepparttar 148909 department of nutrition at University of California, Davis, states inrepparttar 148910 same article that “the flavanols in cocoa help maintain a healthy vascular system. They reduce blood clotting -- an aspirin like effect -- reduce oxidative damage and improve blood flow.”

Unfortunatelyrepparttar 148911 flavanols in chocolate are bitter and are mostly removed from processed chocolate. The level decreases with each step, fromrepparttar 148912 bean torepparttar 148913 cocoa powder, and ultimately to a finished product. But big manufacturers like Nestle and Mars Inc.(producers of M&Ms) are working on chocolate items that are -- what else? -- good for you. We can soon expect chocolate bars and candies that advertise their high level of flavanols. Inrepparttar 148914 meantime,repparttar 148915 only product that states its flavanol level is Mars’ Dove Dark Chocolate, which has 150 mg. in 1.3 oz., a high level. It also has 200 calories. We live in an imperfect world.

While we’re waiting for more high-flavanol products, Ms. Tallmadge recommends unsweetened cocoa powder, but notrepparttar 148916 alkalized “Dutch processed” kind, which has had its flavanols reduced. Next in desirability is semisweet or bittersweet chocolate with a high cocoa percentage. Some chocolates contain as much as 70 percent cocoa, but they can have as little as 35 percent. The percent of cocoa in milk chocolate can be even lower, and she does not recommend it. She says, “I recommend cocoa or an ounce per day of dark chocolate, which may be about 110 to 150 calories, depending onrepparttar 148917 chocolate. Any more than that and you’re probably going to take in too many calories for weight control.”

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