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Pinto Beans Health Benefits
Fresh fruits and: vegetables are most nutritious, next comes frozen, and last comes canned. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is no universal: Dosing. The most studied health benefit is related to helping with elevated blood pressure(hypertension). In these studies dark chocolate(>70*% cocoa) is consumed in the range of 40-100 gm/day. There isn't a perfect "dose" because the content of differently supplied beans is so variable. The real "toxic" effect has to do with caffeine content and caffeine like chemicals. This is in fact low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a lot of purported health benefits associated with eating cacao or cacao nibs. I found these whole cacao beans at the grocery store. Why should I eat these as opposed to tastier chocolate?
to avoid sugar: Cacao has many proven health benefits but is bitter. Chocolate is basically cacao with added sugar. Sugar is toxic with many proven detriments. Thus, with cacao nibs you get all of the benefits without the downside of sugar. However, a good compromise is dark chocolate- at least 70% cocoa solids, but one with 85-90% cocoa solids is even better. See http://bit.Ly/1fnptkt ; http://bit.Ly/1gxkzhb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
None!: There are no known health benefits of GMO foods. The foods currently approved have been engineered to produce their own pesticides or withstand massive doses of the herbicide Roundup but these traits are likely to make them more toxic rather than benefit health. Golden rice, a GMO rice modified to produce beta carotene, may have benefits but is not yet approved. See http://tinyurl.com/pkh43g3 ...Read more