"Responding to published research showing high levels of heavy metals in commonly eaten food items, As You Sow began extensive independent laboratory testing of 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium. We found that 26 of the chocolate products... (more)
Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?
I've been primal now for 2.5 months. I'm not really having an issue with lack of carbs--in fact, I've been really good at avoiding breads, pasta, rice, etc.--I am struggling with sweets. Cookies, cake, chocolate, candy... You name it, I love it... (more)
Ok I am probably going to irritate some of you with a redundant question but there are so many contradictions on past postings I dont know what to believe. I have been migrating over to a paleo diet for the last 9 weeks and things are going VERY... (more)
All except for the very strictest folks indulge in chocolate, from everything I've read on PaleoHacks and in the blogsophere. The higher the percentage cacao content you can tolerate, the less the sugar, and the less the impact on your blood... (more)
It's funny, I've worked in inpatient addictions and I know how addictions work. My behaviors with dark chocolate are becoming a relapsing drama like an addiction. There's no other food that's so hyperpalatable to me. I can even stop myself from... (more)
I'm interested in dark chocolate. I like it. And have had the fancy stuff like green&black and dark chocolate brands, but where I'm at they only have up to 85%... I want darker. The only reason I haven't gotten something like a Baker's... (more)
More and more we hear about how dark chocolate has many health benefits. If one consumes Raw Organic Cacao Power (in a smoothie or something), does that contain all the health benefits without any added ingredients? (aka sugar, etc). Thanks! (more)
That is the basic ingredient in chocolate bars, etc. I like to grind it fresh from the nibs.
I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?
Hello, I've been on Paleo Diet for 44 days now and so far I have had a really successful time with it. I can't believe that I don't feel like eating any bread or pasta or anything made of wheat. I also love the fact that I don't feel hunger. I... (more)
Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)
I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)
Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.
Eating chocolate (72%> cocoa content) daily boosts hypervigilance. Meaning my focus becomes more narrow, I have an impending sense of doom (or something bad is going to happen) and my stress levels increase. Are there more people with the same... (more)
Hello! I am female 23, been paleo for about a year. Everything has been great, happy with the way I look and my weight. Only about 2 weeks ago I started having intense chocolate craving, not those that-time-of-the-month usual cravings but I mean... (more)
my weight can fluctuate up to 5 lbs in one day. it's not surprising if you had such a small amount of food. meat/veggies/fruits weigh more than a few bars of chocolate.
I was just wondering if all the "paleo" muffins, breads, etc. that I see online (and make) are all that healthy... I know they have to be better than bread but it seems like eating chopped nuts, berries, shredded coconut, dried bananas, and dark... (more)
I live a Paelo life style due to being celiac. I have been feeling great lately. Last night I really wanted something sweet so I bought dark, dark chocolate. I only had a small bar. Last night this is what happened: Hardly slept at... (more)
Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)
yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.
Hi! So while in general I am a pretty active person (running, spinning, weight training, yoga, etc. 5x/week), I've only hit the gym 2x this week.. and yet every day this week I have wanted to sit down with a huge bowl of pasta and butter (a meal... (more)
protein deficiency. it gives you cravings for oddly everything BUT protein i.e. carbs, caffeine, fat, junk foods. eat a few sirloin steaks or chicken breasts and you'll be good. keep the protein up
Hey guys, quick answer, does dark chocolate turns up the insuline a lot? for example, does it turn insuline on as much as potatoes? i'm a dark chocolate addicted, and i wil stop eating it if you say to me that it's dangerous for my... (more)
I love drinking unsweetened cocoa in hot water, and eating the odd bit of dark chocolate. My throat is always a bit sore afterwards, why might that be? Something irritating about chocolate?
I found this article that the phytic acid in coconut isn;t the same as the binding phytic acid in nuts http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2012/01/coconut-flour-and-phytic-acid-does-it-need-to-be-soaked.html But I still don't get why people love... (more)
I mean these both have phytic acid, and anti-nutrients...wouldn't they cause nutrient deficiencies, especially in those with acne?
dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)
Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.