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Adopt-a Chocolate Tree program launched by Daintree Estates   Cocoa can be the next cranberry says food marketing guru   Chocolate consumption can reduce risk of heart disease and stroke by a third
Now you can adopt your very own Australian cocoa tree and enjoy chocolate made from its cocoa.  Daintree Estates has pioneered this exciting program to allow anybody to support our Australian cocoa farmers, and contribute to significant research which will benefit cocoa growing communities globally.
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  Cocoa and its extracts have the potential to rival the success of cranberries as a healthful powerhouse.  There is a significant and ever growing body of evidence for the health benefits of cocoa flavanols, particularly in relation to cardiovascular health.
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  Levels of chocolate consumption seem to be associated with a substantial reduction in the risk of cardiometabolic disorders.  The highest levels of chocolate consumption were associated with a 37% reduction in cardiovascular disease and 29% reduction in stroke.
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New Oceania range pre-launched exclusively on Facebook   Cocoa offers consistent benefits for heart health   Dark chocolate may combat exercise-induced oxidative stress
Fresh from Daintree Estates comes this exotic range of single origin chocolates from the Oceania region.  Samoa, Vanuatu and New Britain cocoa have each been formulated to exhibit their unique flavours.  'Oceania by Daintree Estates' chocolate is available exclusively to Facebook fans for a limited time.
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  Chronic consumption of cocoa was associated with a 1.3% improvement in blood flow, while acute consumption was associated with a 3.4% improvement.
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  Dark chocolate containing 70 percent cocoa was associated with a blunting in oxidative stress after exercise.  The effects were seen after only one 100 grams serving of the dark chocolate.
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Free chocolate tastings kicked off in Far North Queensland   Dark cocoa effective for cholesterol improvements   Dark chocolate may reduce cholesterol levels in diabetics
Finally after months of you begging and screaming, we have come up with a way for you to taste Daintree Estates chocolate for free!  If you're travelling through Cairns or the Daintree region, check out our chocolate tasting events calendar.
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  Consuming polyphenol-rich dark chocolate or cocoa products may reduce total and LD cholesterol levels, but has no effect on HDL levels.
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  This study shows that chocolate in moderation is not harmful and may have additional benefits.  According to the researchers, chocolate has a low glycaemic index (GI) meaning that the glucose released into the blood from the sugars happens very slowly.
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The world's first chocolate made from Australian grown cocoa   Cocoa polyphenols show weight management potential   Italy: Health concerns drive dark and organic chocolate boom
Finally realising a decade long dream, a group of dedicated researchers, farmers and entrepreneurs are on the verge of launching the world's first commercially produced chocolate made from Australian grown cocoa.  The new Australian origin chocolate is already attracting a lot of attention from around the world.
 
  Extracts from cocoa may block carbohydrate and lipid breakdown in the gut, and aid weight management, says a new study from Hershey.  Studies have reported potential benefits for cardiovascular health, skin health, and even brain health.
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  Italian consumers are displaying an increasing preference for dark chocolate, largely because of its health benefits, while sales of organic chocolate are also rising.
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    Cocoa flavanols can improve eye and brain function    
    A new study claims that consumption of cocoa flavanols may improve aspects of eye and brain function.  Improvements in visual function were observed approximately 2.5 hours after cocoa flavanol consumption.
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    Study thickens the science of cocoa's heart benefits    
    Regular consumption of cocoa flavanols may decrease blood pressure in people with mild hypertension, but only at high doses, says a new study from Australia.
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