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chocolate's downside

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Would someone tell me if theobromine is not as bad as caffeine relative to raising cortisol levels? I'll pay you for the answer I want to hear.

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:04 PM

you got that right L.P.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 13, 2011
at 11:18 PM

But it has to be very high quality chocolate. 99% is the only chocolate I advocate. And we add Navitas cocoa butter and coconut oil with some zest of lemon and coconut flakes and sprinkle in stevia. It has ZERO carbs.

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on June 13, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Shoot, I'll throw in a couple bucks for this one ;) If you had said, something like "well chocolate has actually been found to decrease insulin sensitivity, promote the development of atherosclerotic plaques, and all-cause mortality" I would have cried.

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on June 13, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Upvoted for bravery. And because you got a good answer below.

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on June 13, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Thank god - Quilt, I LOVE you, lol. If this answer didn't come up, I was leaving paleohacks forever.

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on June 13, 2011
at 04:16 PM

"I'll pay you for the answer I want to hear." <~^vote for making me snicker. Heh..

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Chocolate is just one of those things where if its wrong, I don't wanna be right.

D8195c5ae6c967027a3133d74969d0e1

(543)

on June 14, 2011
at 07:04 PM

you got that right L.P.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 13, 2011
at 03:22 PM

It's not a big problem for most people. I check cortisols a lot and recommend 99% pure cocao to most patients If you're worried get your salivary cortisol done at zrtlabs.com

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 13, 2011
at 11:18 PM

But it has to be very high quality chocolate. 99% is the only chocolate I advocate. And we add Navitas cocoa butter and coconut oil with some zest of lemon and coconut flakes and sprinkle in stevia. It has ZERO carbs.

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on June 13, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Thank god - Quilt, I LOVE you, lol. If this answer didn't come up, I was leaving paleohacks forever.

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(19469)

on June 13, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Shoot, I'll throw in a couple bucks for this one ;) If you had said, something like "well chocolate has actually been found to decrease insulin sensitivity, promote the development of atherosclerotic plaques, and all-cause mortality" I would have cried.

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D8195c5ae6c967027a3133d74969d0e1

on June 14, 2011
at 01:27 PM

I drink about a quart of coffee a day (no exaggeration) is this bad? What is cortisol? I only have one 85% chocolate bar a wk (usually on the wk ends when I misbehave - about 4 glasses of red wine and my chocolate bar - and I recover during the week (not really) - I do like my wk ends though!!

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:26 AM

I wouldn't be concerned about theobromine in chocolate. Come to think of it, most dark chocolates seem to have a natural caffeine content

  • Decaffeintated Brewed Coffee, 6 oz: 5mg
  • Brewed Coffee 7oz 108 mg
  • Milk Chocolate 1oz 6 mg
  • Dark Chocolate 1oz 20 mg
  • Coca Cola Classic 12oz 34 mg
  • Diet Coke 12oz 47mg
  • Iced Tea 12oz. 70mg
  • Vault 12oz 70mg
  • Red Bull 12oz 116 mg

Nabbed this data from: http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/caffeine/caffeine_info1.shtml

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