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How does chocolate relieve anxiety? Learn more and order Carefree Chocolate from The Functional Chocolate Company.

How Does Chocolate Help Anxiety?

People  always look for natural treatments to fight stress and anxiety. Medications can be costly...
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Learn 7 of the benefits of chocolate by The Functional Chocolate Company

7 Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate has been studied for many years to understand and extract its health benefits. Made fro...
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Chocolate Bars with Menopause in Mind

Chocolate Bars with Menopause in Mind

Women in all stages of life crave chocolate bars. Those in their menopausal years could benefit f...
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Chocolate Bars for Alert Relaxation and a Healthy Lifestyle

Chocolate Bars for Alert Relaxation and a Healthy Lifestyle

What is Alert Relaxation? An “alert state of relaxation” is when your mind is clear and focused, ...
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How to Naturally Address Stress & Anxiety

While stress and anxiety will inevitably arise in everyday life, there are plenty of easy ways to reduce their effects. What will you do today to make your life better?
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A Primer on Functional Foods

A Primer on Functional Foods

What are functional foods? And why are we so passionate about them?

The FDA does not formally define “functional foods”. However, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explain functional foods as “whole foods along with fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis at effective levels based on significant standards of evidence.”

Meanwhile, Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. of the Mayo Clinic more simply defines functional foods as “foods that have a potentially positive effect on health -- beyond basic nutrition.”

It turns out that the term Functional Foods is fairly broad, encompassing both foods that merely have a positive effect on health, as well as “fortified foods” which include additional ingredients to improve health, such as vitamins, minerals, probiotics or nutraceuticals.

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