Results of a major international scientific conference summarized
Preliminary research on this chocolate substitute.
This year a report on a major international scientific conference on chocolate, finally revealed why we human beings crave chocolate so much. Their scientific, technical finding? “We conclude that we like chocolate because it tastes so nice.”
Medically, last year a randomized controlled crossover study from Yale examining, “Acute dark chocolate ingestion.” And people got paid for that too.
They found that the sugar in chocolate isn’t any good for you, the fat in chocolate—the cocoa butter—isn’t any good for you, but the actual cacow bean solids, which is sold as cocoa powder, is wonderful stuff, leading the journal of the American Heart Association this year to conclude that the cocoa itself can be recommended without hesitation.
Ah, but which is healthier, cocoa or the Dutch processed cocoa?
Some of you may need to go back to the basics. We have cocoa, and we have processed cocoa. And when you process food you lose nutrients.
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F. Visioli, H. Bernaert, R. Corti, C. Ferri, S. Heptinstall, E. Molinari, A. Poli, M. Serani, H. J. Smit, J. A. Vinson, F. Violi, and R. Paoletti. Chocolate, lifestyle, and health. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 49(4):299-312, 2009.
Z. Faridi, V. Y. Njike, S. Dutta, A. Ali, and D. L. Katz. Acute dark chocolate and cocoa ingestion and endothelial function: A randomized controlled crossover trial. American journal of clinical nutrition, 88(1):58, 2008.
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What do the Kuna Indians drink that may help account for their apparent low chronic disease rates?
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