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Chocolate causing my depression

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It isn't the sugar and fat that is causing it since I don't experience it when I cheat with, say, a bite of cake. I have researched this a bit on the web and there seems to be a few hypotheses such as copper toxicity or over-stimulation with the caffeine and theobromide.

Has anyone else experienced this or am I totally paranoid?

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on July 12, 2013
at 05:55 PM

To be honest, moving from two to one isn't much of a difference. Would you expect improvement moving from two slices of bread to one? If your body doesn't like something, it's pretty good at letting you know.

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on July 12, 2013
at 03:55 PM

hmm, very interesting. I supplement with zinc daily, though.

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Thanks, I just wasn't sure if the two were connected. Seems like a very unusual reaction. I drink coffee daily and haven't really noticed an improvement when I recently cut down from 2 cups to one.

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on July 12, 2013
at 01:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the anxiety sometimes leads to depression. When anxiety impairs my ability to function, I get feelings of worthlessness, and when I feel worthless, I don't do anything to try to make myself feel worthwhile, and that in short is depression. Your mental health, though is farm more important than the deliciousness of chocolate. If you get anxious or depressed after eating chocolate, STOP EATING CHOCOLATE.

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on July 12, 2013
at 03:54 PM

Thanks, I just wasn't sure if the two were connected. Seems like a very unusual reaction. I drink coffee daily and haven't really noticed an improvement when I recently cut down from 2 cups to one.

10121ac7b6beb99c0fbfbf1522c50adb

(1193)

on July 12, 2013
at 05:55 PM

To be honest, moving from two to one isn't much of a difference. Would you expect improvement moving from two slices of bread to one? If your body doesn't like something, it's pretty good at letting you know.

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on July 12, 2013
at 02:56 AM

There might be some things in a recent thread that interest you t I don't think you're paranoid, and if you are, it could be symptomatic of copper-zinc imbalance like you say!

http://paleohacks.com/questions/199039/199047#199047

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on July 12, 2013
at 03:55 PM

hmm, very interesting. I supplement with zinc daily, though.

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