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Old 12-21-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The health benefits of dark chocolate may have been exaggerated, a health journal has claimed.

Plain chocolate is naturally rich in flavanols, plant chemicals that are believed to protect the heart.

But an editorial in the Lancet points out that many manufacturers remove flavanols from chocolate because of their bitter taste.

As a result, some dark chocolate may contain no flavanols at all.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../nchoco121.xml
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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The health benefits of dark chocolate may have been exaggerated, a health journal has claimed.

Plain chocolate is naturally rich in flavanols, plant chemicals that are believed to protect the heart.

But an editorial in the Lancet points out that many manufacturers remove flavanols from chocolate because of their bitter taste.

As a result, some dark chocolate may contain no flavanols at all.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../nchoco121.xml
oh darn, there goes my excuse to eat chocolate
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Ah c'mon, don't tell me this.

I'm going to pretend I didn't see this thread.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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I don't care what they say-I have my body convinced it's a health food!!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Default Have you had your bacon today?

These things keep changing with the times. One day something is considered a major health risk, then down the road a NEW study proclaims it to be good for you. Whatever the latest research determines as beneficial to your health seems to depend on which product lobby spends the most money on an independent study. Next thing you know, a NEW study will come out saying that BACON is the healthiest food on the planet. Have you had your bacon today?

blessinngs....Franco
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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http://tinyurl.com/ypw6tx (broken link)

Right side about 1/2 way down.

65% Cacao Premium Dark with Nibs

Walgreens carries them. If you haven't, you need to.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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John,

I like most of your threads, but not this one. This was a bad one. In fact, I'm not even going to bother reading this article you linked to. The fact remains, chocolate -- especially the dark kind -- will always be good for humans, and thusly, I am enjoying some right now...

Mods, I'd like to request this thread be deleted immediately because it is UTTERLY FALSE and MISLEADING.

greenie
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:52 AM
 
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I think it is a good thread. What the article says is that falvanols is removed from chocolate, and so I think when people buy chocolate they need to realize that not all chocolate fits the bill. I wonder if it gives a list of good chocolate?
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:08 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Mods, I'd like to request this thread be deleted immediately because it is UTTERLY FALSE and MISLEADING.
Spoke tongue in cheek, of course.

I verily love my chocolate and will defend it fiercely.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Chocolate and Bacon !!!!

That would be all I need and want for Christmas dinner. (Yeah, I wish) LOL

Merry Christmas to all the chocolate lovers.
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