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    Default A bit of dark chocolate might sweeten your vision

    E.j. Mundell
    April 26, 2018

    It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research suggests. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in the new study.

    The observed change in vision was small, but significant. However, the study authors stressed that it's too early for ophthalmologists to recommend chocolate as medicine for the eyes.
    "The duration of these effects and their influence in real-world performance await further testing," said a team led by Dr. Jeff Rabin of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His team published its results online April 26 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

    Read on at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...en-vision.html

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    Default Re: A bit of dark chocolate might sweeten your vision

    Be observant of the dark chocolate sugar content. Some bakers' dark chocolate has no sugar content at all, if you can tolerate the bitterness. I've been indulging in unsweetened carob chips lately, but have no idea of any of it's improved eyesight ability. Perhaps organic, unsweetened hot cocoa might be beneficial for the eyes.

    https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sweets/10638/2 https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sweets/5385/2
    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles...017.00019/full
    https://www.frontiercoop.com/catalog...esult/?q=cocoa
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    I very occasionally bring home a bar of organic dark chocolate. Aging has switched me from myopic to normal; I haven't needed glasses to drive for 10-15 years.
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    Default Re: A bit of dark chocolate might sweeten your vision

    Sorry, grulla, carob is not the same thing as chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurya View Post
    Sorry, grulla, carob is not the same thing as chocolate.
    Agreed "Maurya", as the above noted nutritiondata websites points out, and though probably (???) not eye health related, I wanted to take the opportunity to mention it, none-the-less, as an alternative to mostly sweetened chocolate, as it tastes somewhat similar and NATURALLY sweet, comes from a bean pod (that can be mail order purchased raw), and is my favorite unsweetened alternative to mostly sweetened chocolate. http://www.sunspire.com/en/products/unsweetened-carob-chips http://www.sunspire.com/en/ chocolate https://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/dried-carob-pods

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    Default Re: A bit of dark chocolate might sweeten your vision

    I gave my granddaughter carob sweets when she was about three, and told her it was chocolate. It didn't fool her - she spat them out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    I gave my granddaughter carob sweets when she was about three, and told her it was chocolate. It didn't fool her - she spat them out!
    No wonder she spat them out, if those carob "sweets" were actually unsweetened, as naturally sweet carob might typically be, then I suppose they weren't "sweet" enough for kids, which is typical in this day'n age with all these sugar, obesity, health problems we hear about caused by the big junk food producers. These carob chips are unsweetened and therefore probably more palatable for (health concious) adults. http://www.sunspire.com/en/products/...ed-carob-chips
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    Thank you, Julie (and grulla for copying) for using the actual past tense of "spit." Everyone else seems to have forgotten there is one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    Thank you, Julie (and grulla for copying) for using the actual past tense of "spit." Everyone else seems to have forgotten there is one!
    I thought spat(s) was something one wore over their shoes to keep out the pebbles, thorns, and goatheads. https://eidolonchaos.deviantart.com/...nal2-155332196 :-)
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