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Natural Cocoa can calm pre-menstrual tension – Research 

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The rich magnesium content of the hot natural Cocoa drink to calm premenstrual tension, brings amazing relief to young ladies, making it more beneficial than taking a bar of milk chocolates, with all the sugar and saturated fats. 

 Dr Kojo Cobbah Essel, a medical doctor who made reference to the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, said two-times daily intake of the hot, raw cocoa drink, can equally replace expensive dietary supplements, being routinely taken by some people to safeguard their health. 

He was addressing workers of COCOBOD in Kumasi after they had undertaken a five-hour fitness walk and aerobic exercises, to help them stay healthy. 

Dr Essel, also the Chief Executive of Health Essentials Limited, said the cocoa the country produces in abundance, is one of the world’s longest superfoods containing many surprising beneficial natural compounds from minerals, antioxidants to brain and body boosting nutrients among others. 

He said many Ghanaians, especially the adult population, for health reasons spend money to purchase food supplements, but his own findings have corroborated recent researches that, our own cocoa when taken in its raw, natural state without milk, sugar or any additives, morning and evening, can equally do the trick. 

“The natural cocoa for its ability to dilate the blood vessels, can prevent or help control heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and other related diseases. 

“Cocoa contains more anti-oxidants than green tea to prevent cancers, apart from helping to reduce stress as well boosting brain and body functions, he added. 

Dr Essel advised families to replace their morning beverages with cocoa to give them an energy boost and put them in a better poise for the day’s work.

Source: GNA

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