DEMENTIA, stroke and heart attack risk could be reduced with a new pill made from cocoa which is now available in the UK.

European regulators found that flavanals extracted from cocoa help tackle cholesterol levels and improve blood flow. The produce was approved as a medicinal food last month. Now the health supplement - called BloodFlow+ is available from shops in the UK. BloodFlow+ is the first ever chocolate pill in the UK and is aimed at those suffering from heart problems. Read more

A ‘tomato pill’ a day, could keep heart disease at bay.

According to a recent study, a daily supplement of Ateronon, which contains seven milligrams of the tomato ingredient lycopene, can significantly improve the functioning of blood vessels in patients with heart disease. The findings suggest that a powerful antioxidant in tomatoes may contribute to the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.     Read more