Dark Chocolate Questions
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've been having a decent amount of depression lately, and I've been noticing that upping my dark chocolate consumption has had a rather significant alleviating effect. But here's the problem: Either my depression has gotten worse recently for an... (more)
Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)
I usually make 3 oz 100 % dark chocolate bars with 9 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. The thing is, coconut oil is expensive as hell. Do you think it will still taste good with unsalted butter instead of coconut... (more)
I've been on the Paleo diet for a few months... I have always had a sweet tooth though, and I am able to satisfy it without going that far off the paleo template. I would say i'm 90/10. The 10% cheat being Organic 85% or greater Dark Chocolate... (more)
I decided a long time ago that dark chocolate every once in a while would be a reasonable cheat. Although I wouldn't eat it if it didn't taste so good, I figure it has one of the best ratios of how good it tastes to how little harm it does. I feel... (more)
I am paleo 99% of the time, but on a day like today, sometimes dark chocolate is just too delicious to pass up! The past few times I have eaten it - we're talking 70-85% dark chocolate - my heart starts to race for about an hour afterwards. I feel... (more)
It's probably the caffeine/theobromine. It's not something a sensitive person would notice from white or milk chocolate probably, but it's quite concentrated in the darker versions.
My wife's birthday is coming up in a few days & she wants a special treat. She loves Resse's Peanut Butter Cups, but since adopting the paleo lifestyle and eating habits, we have dropped these manufactured sweets from our diet and adventured... (more)
if you have a food processor, you can also make your own with coconut flakes! super cheap, though it takes a while and never seems to reach quite the same smooth consistency as the store-bought coconut butter.
What are your thoughts on Stevia-sweetened chocolate? I tried some today and ended up eating an entire bar (about 360 calories, whoops!). It was delicious...but is it ideal? Is it better to have like 80% dark chocolate with actual sugar in it? Or... (more)
I was surprised that no one has asked this. What is the best brand of Soy free, fair trade dark chocolate bar? (At least 75% and above) I know of the Dagoba bar. Pretty damn pricey though and does it make anyone else think of Star Wars? At least... (more)
I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of magnesium. I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of phytic acid. Doesn't the one counteract the other or am I wrong on one of these points? Thanks for your help!
Hey guys, I switched to paleo 7 days ago, I've been slightly constipated (no discomfort but only going once every two days. Tonight I cheated and had too much dark chocolate and felt sick in the stomach straight away. Around 2 hours latter I had... (more)
I consume Lindt's 85% dark chocolate daily. I try to eat beef liver twice a month. I found that after eating beef liver my regular desire to eat chocolate diminishes, and if I eat it, I feel bad (my stomach doesn't feel good, I have a bit of an... (more)
You get a alot of copper from liver especially if you like eating liver like me. So take care of your zinc too, its often much harder to find good sources. As not everyone has access to some nice oysters (i dont).
My friend and I just split a 100% dark chocolate organic Sunspire baking bar. Is it bad to be regularly eating this much chocolate? We do this every couple days? What's good about dark chocolate and what's the bad? Is it really true that it... (more)
I don't know about the effect on insulin, but if you frequently crave dark chocolate you may have a magnesium deficiency. Try supplementing - I use Natural Calm; tastes decent and it's not terribly expensive.
Hullo all, In the last few weeks as I've pushed to be more strictly paleo, I've been searching for the perfect chocolate. Lindt was a good place to start, but some of them had soy (which I'm trying to avoid when I can). The 85% was too sweet. The... (more)
I've had a look to see if this question has been asked before and haven't seen it so apologies if I've missed it! For those of you who are dark chocolate fans - How much of it do you eat per day? At the moment, I'm eating about 4 squares of the... (more)
So I figured out a couple of weeks back that some symptoms I was having, such as skin problems, red cracked knuckles, diarrhea, dandruff, tiredness, no appetite, and a white spot on fingernail, was due to a copper/zinc imbalance. I was eating way... (more)
I have to order this...NOW!!! http://www.mariniscandies.com/product/BAC-Dark01/DarkChocolateCoveredBacon.aspx (more)
I was looking for tooth-healthy foods and stumbled upon this little nugget of information! Sweet news for the sweet tooth Is the science behind this legit? If yes, how much would be recommended (like, an ounce a day?). I'm trying to repair my... (more)
Since the board is full of chocolate threads lately: "Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans - the fruit of the cacao tree or Theobroma cacao (the latin term: food of the gods). Recent published articles demonstrate that the quality and quantity... (more)
Hopefully, this article will help answer your question: http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/raw-cacao-benefits.html
I eat at least a TBSP of cocoa every day. I mix it with coffee and have been making shakes with it since the summer hit. I'm partial to Hershey's Special Dark but it's not organic and I'm sure the bean-to-package process is questionable... (more)