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Your Health For Tag "chocolate"

  • Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?
    Oct. 8, 2019

    Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?

    Children’s Oral Health

    While sugary treats contribute to tooth decay, some of those snack-sized candies — which have their roots in Illinois and are popular during Halloween — are less frightful for your teeth than the alternatives.

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  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse

    Recipes

    This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won't wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream... More »

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  • Avocado Brownies
    Jul. 26, 2017

    Avocado Brownies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados, mashed 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted ½ cup light brown sugar (or Sucanat, or a brown sugar blend sugar substitute) 2 eggs ¾ cup flour ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Heat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix avocados and melted... More »

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  • How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?
    Oct. 4, 2016

    How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?

    General oral health

    Halloween is one of the spookiest holidays for teeth – but all candies are not equally frightful. Some of the sweets in your children's treat bags have the potential to do more damage to teeth than others. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst, we rated the harmfulness of the most popular... More »

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  • Grilled Banana Boats
    Aug. 27, 2015

    Grilled Banana Boats

    Recipes

    Ingredients: Bananas Chocolate chips Nuts Directions: Cut a slit in a banana with the peel still on.  Stuff the banana with fillings like dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Wrap the stuffed banana in foil and roast on a grill or over a campfire for about five minutes. It's still a little sticky, but eliminates... More »

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