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    Default The Dark Truth About Chocolate

    Nic Fleming
    March 25 2018

    Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?

    Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the letter A.

    More accurately, and to avoid adding to considerable existing confusion, it is the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree that have, over hundreds of years, been linked to cures and therapies for more than 100 diseases and conditions. Their status as a cure-all dates back over 2,000 years, having spread from the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs, via the Spanish conquistadors, into Europe from the 16th century.


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    Default Re: The Dark Truth About Chocolate

    Not gonna make me stop eating my dark chocolate. Nope!

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    Me neither!
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    I love this author's sense of humor. "You may have noticed we’re still on the letter A" and later, “It’s really hard to publish something that doesn’t find anything.”

    Sometimes I wonder whether I'm fully female. Most women seem really keen on chocolate. Me? I can take it or leave it. I recently saw an article with a collection of recipes from soup to nuts, all incorporating chocolate in some form. Once I got first over my stereotypical knee-jerk response that chocolate was a dessert, it seemed to make sense in all the applications where it was included. But it wasn't sweet, it was just an ingredient. If I ever find it again (it was on Facebook where things are easily lost), I'll include it here in the kitchen forum.
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    I'm really funny when it comes to "dark chocolate." I like the cheap, sugary tasting kind. The deep, highly nutritional stuff is a little too bitter for my taste. I was raised on the really cheap stuff. Lol.

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    In Mexico, chocolate definitely is not just for dessert.

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    That photo of the cacao pods is fascinating and beautiful. So many different colors and shades!

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