Dark Chocolate Questions
Hey everybody! Just started doing this paleo recently and I've been wondering ever since, well - is dark chocolate considered paleo? I've read a post about the effects of dark chocolate and was really surprised how healthy it can be (well... (more)
Yes, dark chocolate is paleo. Stay away from milk chocolate which has too much dairy and sugar, and beware of chocolate that has artificial ingredients like PRPG or other crap. Real chocolate is made with cocoa butter.
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'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.
Everytime I eat dark chocolate I get this crazy sustained all-day energy (all the way up until bed) that feels great. Usually if I eat more than just a few carbs I get sleepy, but not if I've had dark chocolate. I eat it very rarely. So what can... (more)
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 ate a bunch of dark chocolate (nearly 90% and 99%). I probably had about 600 calories worth. I think i just ate it too fast. Afterward I felt very sick, and the only thing that seemed to make me feel better was eating FRUIT. Why do you think... (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.
Hi, My Name is Greg. I've been on Paleo for 27 days now. But I'm finally willing to admit I have an addiction...Dark Chocolate Raisinets. I've had a box a day for the past 4 days. I'm talking movie theater size boxes. I don't know what comes... (more)
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)
Why not? I am a lean young guy, a hardgainer, and chocolate tastes great and is convenient. Is this a realistic energy bar for us? I'm always on the lookout for easy ways to eat food because I constantly need more calories than a strict paleo... (more)
Hopefully, this article will help answer your question: http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/raw-cacao-benefits.html
I'm six days into my new lifestyle, been a little challenging, but I'm loving what I've learned so far. I need to know if I can still have dark chocolate. If I can't, what's the alternative? Perhaps something that tastes like it or will help curb... (more)
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)
I know a lot of paleo eaters like to bend the rules and have a treat with dark chocolate, which is a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese, but I'm still on the fence with it for my own consumption. Ever since I can... (more)