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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Test your nutrition IQ: Cacao

By Sam McManis



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Somebody slipped us some Cacao Sweet Nibs in place of our usual chocolate fix; now we'll never go back. Sure, we know chocolate is derived (some would say diluted) from cacao, but this sweet snack has fewer calories and higher levels of antioxidants. What's not to like?

Take our quiz on this old-school dessert treat.

1. Cacao often is mistaken for coca, which comes from a small shrub found in the Andes Mountains. Where do we get cacao?

a) From vines and tendrils in the Amazon rain forest

b) From 40-foot South American evergreen trees

c) From wild bushes along the coast of Chile

2. The name "cacao" comes from the Aztec name "cuauhuitl." But what catchphrase did the marketing-savvy Mayans have for the sweet treat?

a) "Food of the gods"

b) "The Tenochtitlan Treat"

c) "Cacao the Conqueror"

3. Cacao contains high levels of epicatechins, which help the body in what way?

a) Aid digestion

b) Spur adrenal-gland functioning

c) Reduce inflammation

4. True or false: Cacao's ORAC Score (a measure of antioxidant amounts) rates higher than acai berries.

5. Why, according to the magazine Optimum Wellness, do bites of cacao often "promote feelings of joy"?

a) It is derived from the same plant as cocaine.

b) It produces the amino acid tryptophan, which leads to the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

c) It satisfies a sweet tooth without the guilt of ingesting as many calories as chocolate.

6. Navitas Naturals, which sells Cacao Sweet Nibs, also produces what product using the wonder bean?

a) Cacao Power Facial Cleanser

b) Cacao Power Lip Balm

c) Cacao Power Fragrance

ANSWERS: 1: b; 2: a; 3: c; 4: true; 5: b; 6: b.

Sources: Optimum Wellness magazine; Focus of Geography magazine; Runner's World magazine.

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Previously:

Heard the one about the potato?
Modified apples
Foods that present pregnancy problems
Calcium from non-dairy sources
Walnuts
Eating while driving
Baby carrots
Frankenfish, and other genetically modified foods
Focus on beverages
Portion size guidelines
Supplements to avoid
Valerian root
Bananas
Foods that make you feel full
Quercetin
Avoiding iodine deficiency
All about Vitamin K
Whey, or whey not?
Inflammation and anti-inflammatory foods
All about broccoli rabe
The facts on celery
Sunflower seeds
Zinc about it
Honey in the raw
Carrots
Refined sugar
On choline
Omega-3
Toxins in food
Pistachios
Plums
Check your beer smarts
Snack attack
A quinoa quiz
Next ‘super food’: Maqui
Broccoli's bad rap
Foods that cause macular degeneration
Decoding the nutrition claims
Amino-acids
Veggie Burgers
The lowdown on soy sauce and sodium
What do you know about hot dogs?
Yogurt
Spit out that gum? Not so quick
Lose weight without exercise — no, really!
Barbecue season
All things B12
Sweet potato ranks No. 6
Melatonin, foods and sleep
Cinnamon and health
All things avocado
Stevia and its rival artificial sweeteners
High water content foood and obesity
All things sodium
Curing a cold
Grapes
The latest nutritional research test
Can you tell whether your food is safe?
Eating large quantities of protein daily builds muscle mass?
Potatoes
Can diet help reflux disease?
Basic food choices
Cruciferous veggies
Chocolate truths
How what you eat impacts how you feel
What fingernails reveal about your overall health
Health busters that aren't
High-protein diets
Peanut butter
Dietary calcium
Carbs

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