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Chocolate…

From stopping you coughing, reducing your blood pressure or making you happy, chocolate really is the food of Gods. Here’s our top 10 things you didn’t know about chocolate… Chocolate stops a cough. If you’re suffering from winter colds and flus, take comfort in the fact that eating chocolate can help combat persistent coughing. Studies have revealed that the alkaloid theobromine found in chocolate can be better than codeine, frequently used in leading cough medicines, to stop a cough. Chocolate is less addictive than coffee. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate is not high in caffeine and instead contains mild amounts....

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The 12 Best Fruits

Next time you’re at the supermarket debating whether to pay more for a pint of organic strawberries than you do for your lunch — or deciding if you should choose that wilted organic celery over the crisp green conventional stalks — you might want to refer to the Environmental Working Group’s new wallet-size Shoppers’ Guide. The not-for-profit group lists the “Dirty Dozen” (the 12 fruits and veggies that are the most contaminated with pesticides) and the “Cleanest 12? (those that generally have the lowest amounts of pesticides). There have been some ratings revisions since the last Guide came out in...

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