Health & Functionality

Be still my beating heart: Chocolate’s 'anti-fluttering' qualities highlighted

The study commented that modern manufacturing of chocolate may result in losses of more than 80% of the original flavonoids from the cocoa beans. "Therefore, it may be advantageous to find ways to consume cocoa in forms other than chocolate bars," the study added. ©iStock/

The link between moderate chocolate intake and lower risk of irregular heartbeat may be due to chocolate’s flavanol content, say researchers.

Teaspoon visualizations of sugar will do more for public health than calorie labels, says FMCG Strategic Alliance consultant. ©iStock/Wittayayut

The right dose: Are confectionery players misreading the sugar obesity debate?

The National Confectioners Association has added a Small Business Innovator Award to Sweets & Snacks Expo this year.  Photo: NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

Leading US confectioners set calorie reduction target by 2022.  Photo: iStock

Mars joins Nestlé, Lindt and Ferrero in calorie reduction goal

Daily intake of flavanol-rich cocoa may be helpful for menopausal women. ©iStock

Daily chocolate fix reduces heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

Last month the UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks was passed by parliament, and many European countries are watching developments closely as they mull over similar approaches to tackle obesity. ©iStock/SIPhotography

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

Energy Truffles startup Zippy Bites seeks investors.  Photo: Zippy Bites

Energy chocolate brand Zippy Bites expects ‘contagious’ growth in the US, CEO says

Many small packages are less effective than one big package of the same weight in obesity fight, Ghent University study suggests. iStock/ jayzlolz

Size matters: Researchers question smaller packaging’s effect on obesity

Chocolate chips and chunks supplier Clasen Quality Chocolate has added Artisan Kettle to its lineup. Pic: Artisan Kettle

Former Kraft exec launches Artisan Kettle organic chocolate chips

Confadent contains baking soda and CPC, which it claims helps to reduce buildup plaque.  Photo: Confadent

Oral care gum startup Confadent to launch in US

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