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Chocolate Can Help Combat Menstrual Cramps

Chocolate Can Help Combat Menstrual Cramps

During menstrual periods, most women face unwanted discomforts such as menstrual cramps, PMS and uncontrollable will for sweets. Chocolate often serves as an aid in minimizing the characteristic irritation of these days, because its properties trigger areas of the brain linked to pleasure and a sense of well-being.

A new chocolate promises to end colic as well. The Swiss chocolatier Marc Widmer has developed a chocolate 60% cocoa and 17 herbs from the Swiss Alps, the union of properties is able to relieve pain and stress levels.

Named 'Frauenmond' Portuguese), the chocolate is not yet in the market, since the company is in the period of raising funds to make it viable. "We want to make menstrual days more comfortable for women," the chocolatier explained to the Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten.

While Frauenmond is not yet available, experts advise that women can consume the most choicest types of chocolates of cacao are the ones that guarantee the benefit.


Sleeping in the cold can burn twice as much calories, researchers say

Sleeping in the cold can burn twice as much calories, researchers say

What winter makes us to feel an extra sleep, this is undeniable, but what we did not know is that extending the time in bed can even send a few pounds though. At least that's what researchers say at the National Institutes of Health of the United States: they claim that to keep the body warm in the cold during sleep, our body ends up speeding up the metabolism.

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H1N1 flu or a cold? Learn how to differentiate the two diseases

H1N1 flu or a cold? Learn how to differentiate the two diseases

The symptoms of H1N1 flu and a common cold present some differences and it is important to stay alert. Infectologist Celso Granato, a professor at UNIFESP and director of the Fleury Medicina e Diagnóstica laboratory, pediatrician Isabella Ballalai of the Brazilian Society of Immunizations and infectologist Nancy Bellei of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases raises doubts about these two clinical conditions.

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