Health & Beauty: February 08

The good news ...Cranberry juice is old hat. Three delicious new flavours which won't ruin your waistline:Pomegranate - refreshing, dry and full of antioxidantsBlueberry - delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, especially...

The good news ...Cranberry juice is old hat. Three delicious new flavours which won't ruin your waistline:Pomegranate - refreshing, dry and full of antioxidantsBlueberry - delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, especially anthocyaninsGoji berry - the 'miracle' Himalayan fruit, rich in minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B6.The better news ...A shot of vodka in your juice adds only 52 calories per serving.

The best news ...Chocolate is good for you! Recent research indicates that *chocolate can lower blood pressure, neutralise free radicals and boost the body's ability to metabolise sugar. It contains a caffeine-like stimulant which can aid concentration and is a good source of chromium, which helps control blood sugar. It's educational: chocolate-inspired reading includes Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and Chocolat by Joanne Harris. And finally, it's ever-popular. Fifty-seven per cent of UK children spend their pocket money on chocolate and confectionery.*Sorry, only in dark chocolate.

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