Learn about yummy, healthy sweets, including sweetriot, on the Today Show this week! The best way to start the day is with natural dark chocolate.... just ask the rioters! :) Thanks to the lovely Joy Bauer and Dylan Lauren for their kind sweetriot comments.
If you haven't tried Ciao Bella gelato, don't wait any longer! Our rioting friend, FW Pearce, just wrote an amazing recipe book and guess what?! sweetriot is the featured chocolate in their recipes! You really have to check it out.... the team had the chance to test flavors and it was a tough job let me tell you! Not only can you find the book at Books a Million but you can find our sweetriot tins at their cafes too! If you live down South, you're the lucky ones.
We love this headline and article... and just in time for the Spring Holidays! Rioters - don't ignore the facts! Eat more chocolate today. :)
"Eating as little as a quarter of an ounce of chocolate each day -- an amount equal to about one small Easter egg -- may lower your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, a new study has found. For best results, the chocolate should be dark, experts say. Dark chocolate exhibits the greatest effects, milk chocolate fewer, and white chocolate no effects," says the lead author of the study, Brian Buijsse, a nutritional epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition, in Nuthetal, Germany." Read here for more info!
At sweetriot we always celebrate birthdays... Life is an important thing to celebrate! Here is our February birthday celebration for Clare. We call it 'World Clare Day.' We are down the street from the Riot Room at a secret favorite place.
We just learned about a new rioter, Sarah McLachlan, the beautiful musician and creator of the Lilith Fair. She has also been busy carrying the Olympic Torch. What an honor to participate in the Winter Games in Vancouver. So cool! From one Sarah to another - Go, Sarah!
Red wine and dark chocolate are cancer killers - Source: AFP
Cabernet and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to research presented at TED on Wednesday. Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li said at a prestigious TED Conference. "We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities," Li said. "What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day."
The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumors, starving them to death. Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 percent less likely to have prostate cancer.
"There is a medical revolution happening all around us," Li said. "If we're right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies." About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumors of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called "anti-angiogenesis.
The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells. Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.
"We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features," Li said. "For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs."
The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself. Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to average mouse size using the approach. "It got weight down to a set point for normal mice," Li said. "In other words, we can't create supermodel mice."