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Dark Chocolate and Beef Liver

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

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 accelerated heart rate).

I only eat beef liver twice a month, so this experience only occurred twice. I started eating beef liver very recently.

Do any of you feel something similar? Any guesses of what it could be (maybe both beef liver and chocolate have too much of some mineral, say, copper?)?

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:44 PM

That's an awesome idea. Next batch of bison liver pate I make, I'll add in some cocoa powder.

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on May 11, 2012
at 01:38 AM

@primallykosher: I ate dark chocolate just after the beef liver.

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on May 11, 2012
at 01:35 AM

Have you ever combined both of them?

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:52 AM

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).

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:56 AM

It could be related to magnesium - that's the most common association I've read about. Chris Kresser also brings up the possibility of a copper deficiency. One thing he mentions is supplementing with magnesium to see if the cravings go away. Here's a link to the transcript: http://chriskresser.com/rhr-could-copper-zinc-imbalance-be-making-you-sick

There are many forms of magnesium that will affect a person differently. If I were going to supplement, I'd first research forms, dosages, and side effects of each.

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on May 11, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Magnesium. And you're better off getting those minerals from beef liver than chocolate, in my opinion.

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on July 01, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Dark chocolate can cause arrythmia in those who are prone to it. It may be disconnected to the liver, but linked to the chocolate.

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:59 AM

I have asked a similar question. A lot of people told me I was craving magnesium, caffeine or opioids.NOT TRUE!!!

It was not magnesium I was craving. Your liver is probably malfunctioning and it is sending you a signal to stimulate it.

Try dandelion root tea, milk thistle. When you eat liver, it helps your liver to function better. Chocolate is NOT the answer - it is too harsh as a stimulant.

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