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Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you’re stressed?

13 April 2021

Increased consumption of flavanols — a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables — could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new research. Researchers have discovered that blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when people were given a cocoa drink containing high levels of flavanols than when drinking a non-flavanol enriched drink.

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Ultrasonic cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning

08 April 2021

A new study has shown that gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing methods used by suppliers and consumers. As well as reducing food poisoning, the findings could reduce food waste and have implications for the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance.

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