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Can chocolate do all this?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2013 at 1:31 AM

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 all, Nauseous, Body went all hot, Joints hurt, Severe cramp in my calf muscles which still hurts this morning.

Could the chocolate cause all this????

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 02, 2013
at 08:32 PM

That is actually not true, at least not in the US. Lindt has a weasly, not-entirely-clear comment about barley on their website, but when I wrote to their customer service and asked point-blank whether their 85% and 90% bars contain any barley ingredients, they said no -- as with any other product, the ingredients list on the label is required to include everything they deliberately add, no matter how small the quantity. Cross-contamination is still a possibility, though.

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:45 AM

not sure but here is the product faq http://www.lindtchocolatersvp.com/rsvp-products/products-faqs/

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142d7e06e608cff536ab78e6ca78ce38

on April 20, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I just googled (kick myself I normally always do it) and it says that Lindt chocolate contains barley so has gluten so there's my answer. Oh well now I know.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 02, 2013
at 08:32 PM

That is actually not true, at least not in the US. Lindt has a weasly, not-entirely-clear comment about barley on their website, but when I wrote to their customer service and asked point-blank whether their 85% and 90% bars contain any barley ingredients, they said no -- as with any other product, the ingredients list on the label is required to include everything they deliberately add, no matter how small the quantity. Cross-contamination is still a possibility, though.

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on April 20, 2013
at 02:15 AM

Eating a bar of dark chocolate at night would definitely mess up my sleep, from the caffeine and sugar. In addition to the gluten you've pinpointed.

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7352e76d75f44a7d727856cc9a7389f4

on May 02, 2013
at 06:40 PM

If you are interested in testing out some more chocolate, Taza Chocolate makes gluten free, soy free, dairy free, Kosher certified, Direct trade chocolate. They also have an 87% dark chocolate, so it might be something worth trying out for when you have that sweet craving!

http://www.tazachocolate.com/store/Products/87darkbar

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on April 20, 2013
at 09:17 AM

It has that effect on me too. It acts like speed apparently (not that I have taken speed). I never never take it now. It makes me utterly hyper. I can conquer the world. I actually got addicted to it about 3 or 4 year ago after being clean for a few years - just to cacao - just happened to buy one tiny bit at a chocolate farm in Central America and that one taste (didn't even like it - very bitter but liked the effect) did it.

It became almost like a cocaine habit. I would buy particular blocks of it and then melt it under a desk lamp and dip fruit in it. It keeps appetite at bay (no wonder the Mayans used it for ceremonies) but it also makes me ill, hurts my mouth and throat and is bad bad bad.

For those with these kind of addictive genes I really do caution against having any chocolate at all particularly this 100% cacao.

As I have been struggling with weight recently I thought of returning to it - if I have it after a break it has a massive immediate effect but I do not return to the addiction. Also like all addictions you start off finding a small bit has a huge effect and then you need more and more and more every day to achieve the same high - same as any chocolate actually for sugar addicts and very similar to alcohol and drugs addictions.

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on April 20, 2013
at 04:59 AM

Elaine Gottschall lists any chocolate as illegal. She says there are more things than just caffeine and fermentable carbs in chocolate to ruin your gut.

Remember that the SCD diet was originally designed for people with celiac disease. Check with their legal/illegal list to see what you can and cannot have. It never failed me, although I am trying to be more restrictive.

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142d7e06e608cff536ab78e6ca78ce38

on April 20, 2013
at 01:37 AM

Lindt 85 percent (darkest I could get in Thailand)

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:45 AM

not sure but here is the product faq http://www.lindtchocolatersvp.com/rsvp-products/products-faqs/

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04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:34 AM

I've never seen gluten in dark chocolate so I don't think that's the problem your experiencing. .. soy allergy maybe? What brand of chocolate?

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