Doctor's Note

For some of the most recent videos on cacao:
Dark Chocolate and Artery Function
A Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fat Burning Via Flavonoids

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the sequel, Is Carob Good For You?. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the sequel, Is Carob Good For You?. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

    • martygobi

      Do you use raw cocoa or the dutch? Is your cocoa heated or processed? I am very confused as to what form of chocolate is praised in this and other videos. Is it the ground up powder from raw chocolate beans, still completely raw, that you add to your vegan ice-cream? Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroldailey Carol Dailey

    I have a teaspoon of cocoa powder in my coffee every morning. Satisfies my chocolate craving and tastes fabulous :> I remember hearing about a Canadian study on cocoa consumption and reduction in skin cancer-I think it’s ongoing.

  • Darcie

    There was a study done in 2008 stating woman who ate more chocolate had lower bone density. Do you have anymore information on this potential problem with chocolate

  • David

    When adding cocoa to hot water, I notice it gets in my teeth. What problems might that cause, until you get to brush? Thank you.

  • Erin Tucci

    Hi Dr. Greger, every morning I wake up with the craving to eat about 1-2 ounces of plain pecans topped with bits of dates I cut up with a few pieces of crushed cocoa beans that I stick in the dates on top of the pecans. I really like to eat this in the morning for antioxidents and the boost of energy but since I end up eating about 2 tablespoons of it every morning I clock in about 9.3 grams of saturated fat. Do the cholesterol combating components of cocoa neutralize the effects of its fats or does it pose health problems and possible weight gain?
    Thank you for all of your work! You are the best!
    Erin T :)

  • CallHimOutPerson

    Wow, this M.D never answered ANY of the questions even though he’s had like 3 years in a couple cases.

    Guess I’m not really going to be taking this as a trusted source or all too reputable.

    • Joseph Gonzales R.D.

      Sorry about that. I am sure he would have liked to but this site has gotten very busy over the past years, which is why I am now consulting with Dr. Greger and trying to answer everyone’s questions. If any arise please let us know and I’ll do my best to help.

  • scarlet yona

    Doctor , is it ok to take cocoa powder for pregnancy?