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Chocolate: What is the Optimal Dose?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

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Read more about the benefits of chocolate regarding Cardiovascular Disease, Against Diabetes, Against Dementia and In Support of Cognitive Function, & Support of Circadian Rhythms.
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    Oy yea! Who needs booze for "medicinal purposes"? (not that wine doesn't have its' place!!)... Chocolate is so much more socially acceptable for medicinal purposes. Which reminds me... I have a dose of Lindt's 90% dark chocolate waiting for me upstairs!!



    1858 days ago
    emoticon emoticon , the darker the better. Have a bar of 90% dark in the pantry. One square satisfies, whereas the sugar-laden milk chocolate just fuels a desire for more.
    1858 days ago
    Am firm believer in chocolate for medicinal purposes...
    1860 days ago
    Dr. William Li, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?
    his talk pretty much supports what you say. And he says to add the anti-angiogenic foods to what we already eat, without saying what we should leave out. So to answer ChristinaTobias, it makes sense to me to use the cocoa in ways that reduce the fat and sugar as long as you are losing weight or addicted to fats/sugars.

    Li says anti-angiogenic foods help our bodies to put angiogenisis in balance, which results in denying blood supply to cancer cells and blood cells and also to manage many other health problems.

    Eat more cocoa, and tea, and broccoli, and special
    mushrooms and cinnamon, and nutmeg, and spinach, and bean sprouts, and honey, and yogurt, and . . . many more.
    1862 days ago
  • DIANER2014
    Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1862 days ago
    I love dark chocolate!! Thanks for the article. Angie emoticon
    1862 days ago
    I'm diabetic and can't have chocolate unless its sugar free, but thanks for the article....I'm sure it will be good for lots of people!
    1862 days ago
    Thanks for passing this on. I think this article ignores the fact that the sugar that is in most chocolate can be very harmful in individuals with insulin resistance and/or diabetes which is a huge percentage of a population the majority of whom may be undiagnosed.
    There is now chocolate without sugar but even this may trigger a significant insulin response. How many benefits are lost in the processing of cocoa is not entirely clear to me but we should assume that it's a lot. Having been a chocolate addict I try more and more to make myself cocoa-based treats that are sugar free like cream cheese mixed with some cocoa powder (non-dutched) and Xylitol, similar to what Philadelphia cream cheese has been marketing recently (which has a lot of sugar added).
    1862 days ago
    LOL! Pretty funny!
    1862 days ago
  • _KATHY
    Good to know. I do have hersheys dark chocolate in the fridge. I can handle that in small portions.
    1862 days ago
    I think the trick with chocolate is to keep it high quality and over 70% dark. Otherwise it is just candy. emoticon for the info.
    1862 days ago
  • ZENXB!
    I must admit I would give up chocolate for cheese any day, but I have a lot of friends who would not, so I had to share this article. Interesting. Thank you!
    1862 days ago
    I tried reading the article but it's too long for me. I wonder if it's about CHOCOLATE or about the benefits of COCOA? Because chocolate always means that it's mixed with fat and sugar? One can use cocoa in a smoothie though, or in other ways.
    1862 days ago
    Guess I'm not going to be a candidate for a Nobel prize in physics. I'm not a fan of chocolate! emoticon
    1862 days ago
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