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Why is chocolate paleo?

Commented on September 05, 2014
Created September 04, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Chocolate is considered paleo but it is high in phytic acid which isnt something you want if you're trying to get enough minerals in your diet.

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on September 04, 2014
at 01:28 PM

Just because a food has phytates doesn't mean it's not Paleo.

The following foods all have phytates and are Paleo: sesame seeds, coconuts, almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and spinach.

No reason to exclude chocolate, specially if it's a good quality dark chocolate. 

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on September 05, 2014
at 03:11 PM

OMG, phytates!

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on September 05, 2014
at 03:10 PM

moderate consumption of chocolate is health-seeking, paleo is a health-seeking diet. 

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/11/chocolate-what-is-the-optimal-dose/

 

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on September 05, 2014
at 02:48 PM

Also the paleo label is imperfectly correlated with toxicity or lack  thereof. Few would disagree that raw almonds (paleo) are more toxic than cooked white rice (not paleo). If you disagree, feel free to try a dozen raw wild almonds.

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