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Medical News Today: Our ancestors were enjoying cocoa over 5,000 years ago

According to recent evidence, our ancestors might have started domesticating cacao trees, the beans of which we ground into cocoa, as many as 1,500 years earlier than we had previously thought. One recent study overturns assumptions about when and where we first consumed cocoa. It’s safe to say that most of us enjoy chocolate in… Read More »

Medical News Today: Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health

New research that features in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discovers that a compound present in green leafy vegetables helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice. Green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, contain high concentrations of nitrate, a compound that may keep fatty liver at bay. Nonalcoholic… Read More »