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    Chocolate 'as Good for You As Exercise'

    Scientists found that small amounts of dark chocolate may improve health in a similar way to exercise.

    The researchers focused on the mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses in cells that generate energy, and discovered that a plant compound found in chocolate, called epicatechin, appeared to stimulate the same muscle response as vigorous activity.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...-exercise.html
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    Only small amounts? And only dark?


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    I doubt it. No matter I'm a chocoholic anyway. I've just eaten two squares of 81% cocoa chocolate and am drinking a cup of cocoa at the same time. I've gone through about 500g of cocoa powder in well under a month. I hope you can't have too much of good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
    Only small amounts? And only dark?


    Don't take it too literally. They also say, "a bit of what you fancy does you good."
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    Is there any way to hide this new discovery from the women of this board?

    "Hun, coming for a run?" - "Naw, but if you bring me some choc from the store on your way back, I'll be just as healthy". --- The nightmare for any man's fridge, wallet and sanity.
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    Dark chocolate is gross. Shame a Caramello bar or something can't be healthy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
    Dark chocolate is gross. Shame a Caramello bar or something can't be healthy
    Sacrilege! ... Any bar that doesn't contain at least 70% of cocoa doesn't even deserve the label "chocolate" in my book.
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    I like the dark chocolate as well, with a cup of strong coffee.

    Too much can be a bad thing for some people a few years ago I ate about 4 oz of dark chocolate a day. We could not figure out what was causing my blood pressure to be so high. I gave up the daily dose of chocolate and my blood pressure dropped. The doc said different things have different affects on different people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horned God View Post
    I doubt it. No matter I'm a chocoholic anyway. I've just eaten two squares of 81% cocoa chocolate and am drinking a cup of cocoa at the same time. I've gone through about 500g of cocoa powder in well under a month. I hope you can't have too much of good thing.

    You are keeping your heart really healthy and doing a good job at keeping your arteries clean.

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    German and Swiss chocolate! Mmm!!
    Only good dark chocolate comes from these places. Other than that..I'm..Eh..Towards dark chocolate.

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