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    is it good to have a chocolate after a meal? why?


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    As in comparison to having chocolate before meals? During? Never having chocolate?

    What kind of individual? Starved? Juvenile? Obese?

    How much chocolate? What kind?


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    It doesnt ruin your appetite and it tastes nice!

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    I would think it's better than having it before a meal, providing it's a meal with veg and such, but I wouldn't think that it's good for your, in general
    Everything in moderation
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    The ancient Aztecs and Mayans saw Chocolate as the food of the gods and accociated it with their respective gods of fertility, they drank it as as spiced broth to enhance sexual performance and before wars and competitions


    go tell that to your mum, (yeah we know why you asked)





    chocolate is in fact a depressant and is eaten after food in keeping with modern tradition of pudding,

    Miserable people make the mistake of eating it for the quick energy 'fuzz' the problem being it's addictive and 'like drugs' gives an even worse feeling when the fuzz wears off it also contains caffine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booms
    chocolate is in fact a depressant
    Do you have a source for this? I have heard the opposite, that cacao contains many anti-depressant chemicals - even though the actual amount of these chemicals you receive from a bar of chocolate is minimal and has no statistically significant effect on mood. Even when delivered in pure cacao form.

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    Cocoa products also contain stimulants such as phenylethylamine, which have an anti-depressant and amphetamine-like effect; they contain pharmacological substances such as n-acetylethanolamines that are related to cannabis (marijuana), and they have compounds that stimulate the brain to release an opiate-like substance called anandamide. When drugs are used to block the brain's opiate receptors, the desire for chocolate (and other sweet and fatty foods) disappears - confirming the addictive nature of these types of foods. But despite cocoa being such an opiate and endorphin-releasing pharmacological powerhouse, who would have guessed that when chocoholics were given cocoa in capsules - without the added fat and sugar, and without the feel of chocolate melting in their mouths - it had no satisfying effect at all! However, while eating the actual chocolate bar satisfied the cravings for it, studies showed that there was no improvement with mood, relaxation, feeling content, depression, or guilt, after eating chocolate.
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    Ya I seem to recall only ever hearing positive results from studies on unsweetened chocolate. It's not particularly great for you, but it does no harm.
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    A sudy showed that dark chocolate can lower the bloodpressure.

    http://spuriousforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=1889#p1889

    In a recent study in the Journal of the American medical association people were given small amounts of chocolate to see the effects on their blood pressure. One group was given dark chocolate, the other white chocolate.

    White chocolate didn't do anything. Dark chocolate on the other hand significantly lowered the blood pressure.

    When asked when this magical chocolate will come on the market the researchers said it already is on the market: Ritter Sport Halbbitter.

    Remember though to only take 6.3gr a day and not eat any other chocolate.
    Very strange forum where they posted it. filled with idoits and seantists.
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