Something that tastes soooooo good, Chocolate's Benefits: Chocolate Doesn't: Chocolate's Worst Crime: 5 oz. brewed coffee............85 mg. caffeine. The above information was taken from an article
can't be bad for you...
Well, they have been doing alot of research lately,
and the latest scientific information says:
(similar to those in red wine and some fruits and vegetables)
which fight cell damage preceeding diseases
such as cancer and heart disease;
and boost immune functions in human blood samples.
when mixed with sugar and fat, appear to boost the "feel good"
chemicals in the brain (endorphins and serotonin),
promoting euphoria and calm!
researchers at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego
recently found that chocolate contains anandamide,
a chemical that mimics marijuana's soothing effects on the brain.
Cocoa stimulates lactase enzyme activity,they found.
thought to help control blood sugar.
when given a chocolate drink as an option.
that may discourage, not promote, tooth decay.
(Cocoa butter has a different effect than the fat in butter!)
A study at Univ. of Penn. found that acne symptoms were no worse
from eating a real chocolate bar than eating a dummy chocolate bar.
Tension and migraine headaches may not be triggered
by chocolate as formerly thought. In a study at the
Univ. of Pittsburg, it was found that 50% of the 63 women studied,
did not develope a headache after eating the chocolate and carob bars
and in the others, the carob was as apt to cause a headache as the chocolate.
Several scientific studies have found no evidence of that,
and in fact,that sweets calm many children.
It contains concentrations of theobromine, which relaxes
the sphincter muscle, letting stomach acid squirt up into the esophagus.
So if you suffer from Heartburn, go easy on chocolate.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, go easy on chocolate.
5 oz. loose tea or 1 tea bag...30 mg. caffeine.
6 oz. cola.....................18 mg. caffeine.
5 oz. cocoa or hot chocolate...4 mg. caffeine.
6 oz. chocolate milk...........4 mg caffeine.
1 oz. chocolate candy..........6 mg. caffeine.
by Jean Carper in the USA WEEKEND Magazine
from June5-7,1998. You can go there
to see a list of Jean Carper's
scientific sources for this column.
Rules of Chocolate, and Questions
Chocolate's Worst Crime:
5 oz. brewed coffee............85 mg. caffeine.
The above information was taken from an article
To be continued........
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