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Chocolate: Good or Bad

Author: LaV | 29-09-2011, 05:51
Views: 226

Chocolate: Good or Bad

Chocolate is actually a very ancient food source, used in the tropical rainforests of the American continents as a hot beverage derived from the seeds of the cacao tree. Both the Maya and the Aztecs of Central America were some of the earliest civilizations to make note of their chocolate consumption. Rather than going for the sweet treat that is loved and embraced by the modern world, these ancient peoples would mix ground up cacao seeds with spicy seasonings to make a frothy, warm drink. The story of how chocolate went from this random beginning to being the monumental sweet of today is a long one, but its multiple uses and presence all over the world is far more interesting. Lately people having been trying to figure out if this sinful treat is good or bad for you in a health sense. The truth is that it is probably a little of both, but many individuals like to take sides on the debate to start their own pro-chocolate or anti-chocolate factions. The choice is ultimately up to you!

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Negative Health Effects of Chocolate

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What’s so bad about chocolate? Well, like most foods it is not exactly the chocolate itself that causes the problems but the source of the chocolate and of course its quantities. Theobromine is the bitter yet intense alkaloid that is found in the cacao plant (and a few others such as the cola nut) which is similar in its effects to that of caffeine. While humans can process theobromine, we know that some animals do not have sufficient capacity to metabolize it, making chocolate quite toxic to these select creatures. This should be cue enough for mankind to note that perhaps chocolate might not be “all that.”

Chocolate improves eyesight better than carrots

Author: LaV | 7-09-2011, 16:41
Views: 137

Chocolate improves eyesight better than carrots

Chocolate improves eyesight better than carrots : Study

ISLAMABAD: A study adds to previous research that suggestseating dark chocolate can make your eyesight and brain sharper. You may have already heard that dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure and also appears to have a favorable effect on cholesterol levels, platelet function and insulin sensitivity.

Why Laughing Is Important?

Author: LaV | 28-08-2011, 16:02
Views: 168


Is there anything better than a contagious giggle that you absolutely can’t control? (Ok, maybe not so good in school or church.) Laughter works wonderfully well in the moment, but it also has some surprising long-term health benefits.