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    Default Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

    by Sayer Ji
    Tuesday, November 6th

    Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, with millions of pounds produced annually, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going all the way back to the year 1100 BC in South America. And yet, many people still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate chocolate with "candy" (which logically follows from the fact that it is in the candy section in stores where you will find it), having never been exposed to the impressive body of pre-clinical and clinical research indicating that it may actually be closer to a "medicine" than a candy.

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    Default Re: Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

    As a dedicated chocaholic, this is wonderful news!

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    Default Re: Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

    WooHoo! More good news about chocolate Thank you for posting this, Aaltrude!

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    Default Re: Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

    I found the info that chocolate can reduce insulin resistance interesting.

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    Default Re: Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

    I thought that was interesting, also — I didn't know chocolate REDUCED insulin resistance (you would have to make sure you have good quality chocolate without a lot of sugar or HFCS).

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