What’s Cocoa Good For?



Have you ever wondered what cocoa is good for?

I came across this article which explains the New Uses for Cocoa. You can check out the article, but here’s some general info about the topic.

Cocoa is good for your heart—to stop your cravings for food and other snacks—help in your skin care—and boost your mood.


According to Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director of Women and Heart Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, “Treat your ticker to some cocoa: Its flavonoids are linked to a host of cardio perks, including lowering blood pressure, reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol, and decreasing your overall risk for heart disease.”

So, how can you reap the benefits of cocoa—add a sprinkle of cocoa to your coffee, tea or breakfast drink; or maybe on your oatmeal—the suggestion is for 1 tablespoon per day.

When I heard about this one I did not believe it. If you take a whiff of cocoa, it will stave off your hunger and you can stop the mid-day candy runs to the vending machine. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to try this one to see if I believe it.


According to Dr. Ava Shamban, with regard to saving your skin, cocoa has antioxidants that repair skin cells—neutralizing harmful free radicals.

Sounds pretty good to me! Check out the article I mentioned for a homemade cocoa facial mask that you can use once a week.


Now the last one—boosting your mood—I definitely wanted to read more.

So, cocoa can make your brain happy. According to Dr. Elizabeth Somer, “Some of those compounds up your endorphin and serotonin levels, both of which generate a good mood.”

So, what are your thoughts on cocoa?


#Cocoa #HeartDisease #HealthyHeart #HealthyDiet

Young Living Banner.Lavender.jpg
Gillette on Demand.jpg
Boxed Wholesale Delivered
Ambit Energy
Finally Family Homes.LOGO.jpg
Rakuten Ebates.jpg

© Joanne Troppello and Mustard Seed Sentinel, 2019. Unauthorized usage or duplication of any content published on this website without specific written permission from the site owner is strictly prohibited. With appropriate and specific guidance, excerpts and links may be used provided full definitive credit is given to Joanne Troppello, the contributor, and Mustard Seed Sentinel. Publication start date March 2016. MSS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

DISCLAIMER: MSS reserves the right to remove comments on articles and in the forum that are not in line with our family-friendly brand and faith-based Christian magazine theme. Please make every effort to comment on articles and participate in the chat rooms in a friendly way that is devoid of profanity and hateful speech. MSS reserves the right to decline site membership (both the free membership and paid subscription membership) to any members who are violating our requests to keep this online community family-friendly. No spam links or comments will be allowed. Spam, profanity, and hateful speech will be deleted.

Freelance content submissions are always welcome and can be submitted through the submit button on the top of the Home Page underneath the header. All submissions are subject to review and possible rejection if the content does not meet quality standards. Edits may be suggested or required for some submissions. At this time, compensation is not given for submissions. However, as the Mustard Seed Sentinel readership grows, financial compensation will be provided for freelancers who submit appropriate and acceptable content for publication, such as the following: author interviews they've completed, guest blogs, or news articles. All freelancers will have their byline listed. NOTE: Mustard Seed Sentinel is a family-friendly publication and only appropriate faith-based content will be accepted.

This magazine is available for free online.

If you like our content and want to support

this publication, feel free to donate below.

Our paid subscription page is for paying members only. Engaging content, educational information, and interactive activities like webinars, as well as podcasts, are available for these paying members.

Publication of Mustard Seed Marketing Group, LLC