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Say yes to NO! (Nitric Oxide)

Why is Nitric Oxide important for your health?

More than 30 years ago Nitric Oxide (NO), not to be confused with Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), was discovered as a single molecule in the body. It has many health benefits. It was an amazing discovery and Nitric Oxide was named molecule of the year in 1992 by the Journal of Science.

In 1998, Robert F Furchgott, Ferid Murad and Louis J Ignarro, the three scientists behind the discovery of how Nitric Oxide functions, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their research. The three scientists had discovered an entirely new principle, that Nitric Oxide (a gas) produced by one cell in the body, transmits signals which penetrate through the cell membrane (outer border of the cell) and regulates the function of other cells in our body.

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What is in Chocolate Bars?

What is in Chocolate Bars? Chocolate has some great health benefits like reducing blood pressure but lurking in some chocolate is a preservative, TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone), a nasty synthetic (man-made) antioxidant not to be confused with the good naturally occurring antioxidants like vitamins C and E. TBHQ is used to stabilize oils and fats and help prevent them from going bad in our food. It is also used as a corrosion inhibitor in biodiesel! Sadly, this synthetically produced chemical is also found in some of our favorite chocolate bars and many other processed foods.
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