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Chocolate Durga to usher in festive season

In a culinary tribute to the seasoned Kumartuli potters, a private hotel here has unveiled a six-feet idol of goddess Durga carved out of nearly 600 kg of chocolate.

Sep 19, 2017, 07:23 AM IST

Chocolate cravings may be a cultural norm: Study

Researchers from University at Albany in the US tested the surprising, yet increasingly compelling hypothesis that menstrual chocolate cravings may be a culture-bound construct.

Sep 04, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve heart health: Study

Olive oil-enriched chocolate was associated with significantly increased high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol and decreased blood pressure compared to baseline.

Aug 30, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

Diabetes an obstacle for chocolate cravings? Compound in cocoa may help fight blood sugar!

When a person has diabetes, their body either does not produce enough insulin or does not process blood sugar properly. 

Aug 28, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Love your coffee? Brew it together with chocolate to improve your attention span!

The study has claimed that a cup of coffee, brewed along with chocolate could help enhance your attentiveness.

Mar 07, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Eating chocolates, chewing gums harmful for intestines, warns study

A common food addictive found in both gums and chocolates can mitigate the ability of small intestine cells.

Feb 17, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

High intake of saturated fats may up heart disease risk

Regular consumption of such major saturated fatty acids can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Nov 24, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

Kill your chocolate craving with new supplement

 Want to stop craving for mouth-watering desserts? No worries as eating a powdered food supplement -- based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut -- can reduce craving for high-calorie foods such as chocolates, cakes and pizzas.

Jul 02, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

Soon, enjoy the sinful taste of low-fat chocolate that will melt in your mouth!

By reducing the fat content, makers in turn, make the chocolates harder and less likely to melt in the mouth.

Apr 29, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

Plastic in Chocolate: Mars and Snickers bars recalled from 55 countries

Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany found a piece of red plastic in his Snickers bar last month. 

Feb 23, 2016, 22:02 PM IST

World is heading for 'chocolate deficit', says report

The chocolate deficit will impact more on developing countries as people in those nations buy more of the sweet treat, MailOnline said citing the report.

Feb 14, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

Relax! Coffee won't give your heart extra beats

 You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead - in rare cases - to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality.

Jan 27, 2016, 16:52 PM IST

Make your heart smile with `healthy` choco pills

There's a new chocolate in town, which is healthy, calorie-free, and no fun at all. A new research has introduced chocolate in a pill.

Nov 22, 2015, 11:31 AM IST

Cacao tree will survive climate change, says study

 The main problem faced by the chocolate industry is the lack of genetic variation in cultivated cacao, which makes it vulnerable to pests and blights.

Nov 11, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

'Smart' chocolate may slow brain loss in the elderly

A novel chocolate made of dietary cocoa extract can promote brain health and prevent age-related neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's in the elderly, scientists have determined.

Sep 16, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Foods that can lift your mood

If you are stressed or in a gloomy mood, consume coffee or fresh green vegetables, which can lift your spirit.

Jul 23, 2015, 08:25 AM IST

'Beer-making yeast' can be used to ferment 'better' tasting chocolate

Researchers have claimed that species of yeast that is used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

Jul 16, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Would you eat 'animal poop-shaped' treats sold at Disney World?

 Disney World now has a disgustingly special treat for its visitors, as they introduce animal poop deserts onto the menu of an Animal Kingdom shop.

Jun 25, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

A chocolate a day keeps heart diseases at bay

If your are worried about the health of your heart, here's a sweet solution. Researchers have found that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate every day is linked to lower heart disease and stroke risk.

Jun 16, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2015, 04:16 AM IST