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Now dark chocolate is good for your teeth? Sweet!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I was looking for tooth-healthy foods and stumbled upon this little nugget of information!

Sweet news for the sweet tooth

Is the science behind this legit? If yes, how much would be recommended (like, an ounce a day?).

I'm trying to repair my tooth enamel (my front teeth have some light grooves) and have started taking K-2 & extra D, eating more nuts, and cutting back on sugary, mushy fruits like bananas.

I just lost both my health and dental insurance so I'm freaking out a little bit right now.

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:21 AM

Just another reason to down a bar...RIGHT NOW!!!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:01 PM

Its probably the reason behind choco anyway.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:00 PM

Add magnesium to protocol.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:00 PM

Go for magnesium and K2

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on October 25, 2011
at 07:08 AM

Fusion Power is already solved. Potatoes and white rice are now collaborating to solve the mystery of Cold Fusion.

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on October 25, 2011
at 03:40 AM

Ha, yes :) .

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on October 25, 2011
at 02:20 AM

If everyone ate bacon and chocolate, it would go a long way towards achieving world peace.

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Chocolate will soon be mandating world peace. And then I'm sure it will solve the puzzle of fusion power.

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 24, 2011
at 11:12 PM

Since the board is full of chocolate threads lately:

"Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans - the fruit of the cacao tree or Theobroma cacao (the latin term: food of the gods). Recent published articles demonstrate that the quality and quantity of the antioxidants in cocoa and chocolate are very high and their flavonoids are believed to reduce the number of free radicals in the body that contribute to medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer and also to offer some anti-aging health benefits. Cocoa can lower the leukotriene/ prostacyclin ratio and is shown to have beneficial effects on platelets and possibly inflammation and vessel dilation. They inhibit low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, raise the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level and reduce the thrombotic tendency. Their antioxidant catechin content is four times that of tea. They help the body process nitric oxide. Their flavanols and procyanidins have inhibitory effects on hemolysis, they can also attribute as a defense against reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can inhibit their carcinogenic processes. Also they are shown to inhibit growth and polyamine biosynthesis of human colonic cancer cells. They contain tryptophan and anandamide, which lessen anxiety, promote relaxation and trigger the production of endorphins. Cocoa can prevent dental caries and may play a regulating role in the function of the immune system and prevent infectious and autoimmune diseases. It stimulates lactase enzyme activity.

Although caffeine may be harmful in large dose, chocolate contains it in small amount in comparison to coffee and tea. Negative effects of chocolate on childhood hyperactivity and migraine as well as tension headaches are controversial. Since the theobromine content of chocolate relaxes the esophageal sphincter, patients suffering from heartburn should avoid it. Cocoa can trigger some allergic reactions such as atopic dermatitis.

This article reviews the potential health benefits and disadvantages of cocoa & chocolate and suggests that their flavonoid-rich types are health beneficial and when consumed in moderation, along with other plant foods, can be part of a healthy diet."

Source: http://www.arya.mui.ac.ir/index.php/arya/article/view/190

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Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

on November 18, 2011
at 12:24 AM

DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON!!!!!!!!!!!

now-dark-chocolate-is-good-for-your-teeth?-sweet!

OMG!

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:58 AM

If the general public is being informed about the healing properties of bacon and chocolate, we are going to start to see some serious price increases.

I say we keep this on the DL.

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