Trick or treat chocolate flavanols

Just in time for Halloween, Consumer Labs (subscription required) issued a new report on the amount of flavanols in some chocolate bars. Flavanols are a class of biochemically active compounds found in many foods, including chocolate.  They’re associated with health benefits, including improved vascular health, lower blood pressure and lower risk for heart disease.  When […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: chocolate benefits Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:26 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe keep hearing that chocolate is healthy, but why?  And what kind of chocolate? Just in time for chocolate bunny season, the Walk Talk Nutrition RD team, Donna and Kathy, have some answers. Dark chocolate nutrition The more chocolate […]

The season for eggs, chocolate and matzos

Easter is over, but Passover goes through next weekend.  So while jelly beans and egg coloring kits may be cleared off grocery store shelves, you’ve got another week to stock up on whole wheat matzos.  This has to be one of the most simple, healthy and versatile cracker products around, with a slightly toasty flavor […]

Nutrition and heart health update

Along with all the red dresses and heart icons of February, American Heart Month, is some interesting news about heart health and diet. The single-minded obsession with cholesterol is turning out to be short-sighted.A new study from Denmark looked at the relationship between blood triglyceride levels and ischemic stroke, which occurs when blood flow in […]

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