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New Evidence That Dark Chocolate Helps Ease Emotional Stress

According to American Chemical Society,
The "chocolate cure" for emotional stress is getting new support from a clinical trial published online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. It found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed. Everyone's favorite treat also partially corrected other stress-related biochemical imbalances.Sunil Kochhar and colleagues note growing scientific evidence that antioxidants and other beneficial substances in dark chocolate may reduce risk factors for heart disease and other physical conditions. Studies also suggest that chocolate may ease emotional stress. Until now, however, there was little evidence from research in humans on exactly how chocolate might have those stress-busting effects.In the study, scientists identified reductions in stress hormones and other stress-related biochemical changes in volunteers who rated themselves as highly stressed and ate dark chocolate for two weeks. "The study provides strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 grams [1.4 ounces] during a period of 2 weeks is sufficient to modify the metabolism of healthy human volunteers," the scientists say.

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Bump for chocolate!

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Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Bump for Liberty Belle.

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Hey! I'm baaack!

I ate some dark chocolate and feel much better! ; - )

( I just need to balance my time better...and eat mor chocolate! )

I'm on my way OUTSIDE for some sun and fresh air..I hear those are good for you too!

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"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Wow, you didn't go for long! Welcome back and have some

more chocolate and sunshine while you can get it ;-)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

:)

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Dark chocolate is good

But dark beer is better.

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Cacao has a higher concentration of magnesium, chromium, iron, and antioxidants than any food in the world. Cacao is also exceedingly rich in copper, zinc, and manganese. Cacao contains fat-soluble forms of all of these minerals, which is unusual. Research has proven this food is associated with longevity. The cacao bean is chocolate, chocolate is cacao--you cannot have chocolate without cacao. Basically, chocolate is a nut butter made out of cacao beans. Chocolate contains PEAs, chemicals associated with falling in love, anandamide, the bliss chemical, and theobromine, which improves our cardiovascular health. Contrary to some opinions, cacao is very low in caffeine.

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"Chocolate contains..chemicals associated with falling in love"

There we have it folks. ♥Chocolate is for lovers.♥

All you lonely hearts, grab a candy bar and head on over to ronpaulsingles.com ;)

Now THIS is my kind of thread. :)

I think I'm gonna have to put this to the test. Hehe

Mine too Jiminy! LOL I picked up some dark hot chocolate

yesterday that could use a taste test ;-)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

And to think someone said dailypaulers are anti-science. Hmpf.

I'm all for this here, uh... scientific chocolate experimentation. *munch, munch* (or *slurp* in your case)

Liberty Belle took a break just a wee bit too soon. She would've liked this thread.

Anti-science? Not so long as there is chocolate involved heheh

We'll just have to send her the link.

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

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I absolutely concur, from personal

empirical study, LOL.
But here's an interesting statement from Dr. Mercola who I usually find very reliable. He says that the cocoa plant takes up lead very efficiently and thinks that eating daily chocolate might build up lead in the body.

I have no idea if this is true, just passing on the comment.
It hasn't cut my own consumption, but I now think about it as I nibble my dark (85%) chocolate.