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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?

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raydawg 0 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

It's fine except the agave nectar is equivalent to high fructose corn syrup.

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by 457 · about 4 hours ago

Ok I am probably going to irritate some of you with a redundant question but there are so many contradictions on past postings I dont know what to believe. I have been migrating over to a paleo diet for the last 9 weeks and things are going VERY... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

All except for the very strictest folks indulge in chocolate, from everything I've read on PaleoHacks and in the blogsophere. The higher the percentage cacao content you can tolerate, the less the sugar, and the less the impact on your blood... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

It's funny, I've worked in inpatient addictions and I know how addictions work. My behaviors with dark chocolate are becoming a relapsing drama like an addiction. There's no other food that's so hyperpalatable to me. I can even stop myself from... (more)

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Yuki 0 · July 20, 2014 at 5:35 AM

I've been known to bite out of a hunk of super-bitter baking chocolate. It pairs nicely with apple or peach slices, but I'll often eat it by itself. If you're truly craving the cocoa, and not the refined sugar, then this should satisfy your... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I tried paleo a while ago to little avail, but I'm jumping back inI feel great...energy is up and all, but I'm having some issues. Firstly, I recently started lifting more and cutting back on cardio. I LOVE it and feel so strong, but my fat loss... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

What really helps me is eating a larger protein packed breakfast. It gives me a great start for the day. I also eat every couple hours. This really helps me keep cravings down. Best wishes.

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by 2302 · about 4 hours ago

More and more we hear about how dark chocolate has many health benefits. If one consumes Raw Organic Cacao Power (in a smoothie or something), does that contain all the health benefits without any added ingredients? (aka sugar, etc). Thanks! (more)

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samc 0 · April 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM

That is the basic ingredient in chocolate bars, etc. I like to grind it fresh from the nibs.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi guys, I'm new to Paleo but not new to an healthy eating, low carbs style, Atkins, Dukan, low fat style... Name it, I've tried them all!! My hashimoto thyroid is giving me a lot of troubles as I've gained weight when I started to re... (more)

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SylviaPlath 0 · October 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Like coconut oil? I am using coconut butter instead of coconut for cooking cause it is more neutral. But I ofer the taste of the oil... Also I am taking omega fish supplement but the scale isn't moving...my thyroid is a mess and... (more)

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by 233 · about 4 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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by 233 · about 4 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, I've been on Paleo Diet for 44 days now and so far I have had a really successful time with it. I can't believe that I don't feel like eating any bread or pasta or anything made of wheat. I also love the fact that I don't feel hunger. I... (more)

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rosan 0 · August 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM

right now i am eating my own super simple chocolate recipe: mix in a bowl: - raw cacao powder - creamed coconut concentrate/coconut butter/coconut meat (makes it creamy and sweet! without adding sugar) - coconut oil optional: - nuts, seeds -... (more)

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by 4306 · about 4 hours ago

Is all cocoa powder alkalinized? I think this process removes the fat. Does pure natural cocoa powder exist with full fat or is this an oxymoron?

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Hawkeyes52 0 · August 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Cocoa powder is cocoa nibs with the fat(in this case stearic acid, which is a very healthy fat so you should consider eating just chocolate) pressed out mechanically. Alkalized cocoa powder is treated with an acidic substance(usually sodium... (more)

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by 1974 · about 4 hours ago

I typically eat 25g of of 85% chocolate daily. How much do you guys eat and is there any reason to avoid it if you enjoy it and are at a healthy weight?

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CD 0 · August 08, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I eat chocolate about twice a week, and it's usually two squares out of a mold I use. No clue how much that is, they are about the size of Ghirardelli but thicker. Here's a post from PHD that should answer your question:... (more)

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by 480 · about 4 hours ago

I have edited this so as not to come off as self promoting. I work for a raw vegan chocolate company. We make 81% raw dark Chocolate with 5 ingredients. 81% Raw Cacao Raw Cacao Butter Raw Coconut sugar Wild craft Vanilla Bean Himalayan Sea... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · July 24, 2013 at 5:08 AM

This...this sounds terrible...you make no mention if it's Free run, or cage free...is it injected with hormones or antibiotics! What kind of monsters are you people! ???Himalayan Sea Salt? You....you just wait until PETA finds... (more)

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by 14 · about 4 hours ago

Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Are you trolling? Ice cream has a ton of sugar in it. As does most things with chocolate.

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by 344 · about 4 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 271 · about 4 hours ago

Eating chocolate (72%> cocoa content) daily boosts hypervigilance. Meaning my focus becomes more narrow, I have an impending sense of doom (or something bad is going to happen) and my stress levels increase. Are there more people with the same... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 08, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Cocoa is very high in copper, and some the symptoms you describe have been linked to having imbalanced copper/zinc ratios. If you eat a lot of chocolate regularly in addition to other copper rich foods (eg liver), and do not also eat say oysters... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! I am female 23, been paleo for about a year. Everything has been great, happy with the way I look and my weight. Only about 2 weeks ago I started having intense chocolate craving, not those that-time-of-the-month usual cravings but I mean... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM

my weight can fluctuate up to 5 lbs in one day. it's not surprising if you had such a small amount of food. meat/veggies/fruits weigh more than a few bars of chocolate.

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by 351 · about 4 hours ago

I was just wondering if all the "paleo" muffins, breads, etc. that I see online (and make) are all that healthy... I know they have to be better than bread but it seems like eating chopped nuts, berries, shredded coconut, dried bananas, and dark... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Grok would have eaten any damn thing that was put in front of him especially if it was a highly palatable, delicious treat. The thing is, he had no access or means to these things. How would he get his hands on a packet of almond... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

Hi guys im a chocoholic trying to detoxing from sugar. I used to eat 50% dark chocolate ( it contains sugar ) in the last 2 years. Now I wanted to stop my dipendence so That's my second day without chocolate and I feel terrible. Weakness, A low... (more)

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2020mojo 0 · March 05, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Start off kicking the easy addictions like alcohol and cocaine, working your way up to the mofo???s, like sugar and flour.

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by 11683 · about 4 hours ago

I love drinking unsweetened cocoa in hot water, and eating the odd bit of dark chocolate. My throat is always a bit sore afterwards, why might that be? Something irritating about chocolate?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Dave Asprey of Bulletproof coffee fame suggests that mycotoxins (aka mold) can be a problem with chocolate. You may want to experiment with higher quality sources and see if that helps. (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! I just have a little question or two, if anyone may have some ideas. I consume no sugar, grains, legumes, alcohol, caffeine. The problem: Peas (when I had just started primal and found out they were a no-no) Brusselsprouts, Chocolate +... (more)

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Quoc_ngo 0 · December 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

This may simply be a food intolerance (not necessarily food allergy). Seeing as how you have eliminated them, it shouldn't be an issue but you can get something like an ALCAT food test to really find out

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by 40 · about 4 hours ago

dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

The paleo autoimmune protocol cuts out nightshades, nuts, seeds and eggs. Coconut is technically a nut so is it allowed? What about cocoa which is technically a bean?

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · October 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Coconut is not a true nut so it should be fine unless one has an allergy to it. Cocoa is a no, sorry to say. Also I would add dairy and NSAIDs to your autoimmune protocol avoid list as they also can be gut irritants. It has been hard for me to... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone found a good source for very high % cocoa chocolate chips? I like some chocolate in my trail mix, but most use a very sugary milk chocolate.

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Kaia 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I buy raw cocoa nibs (unsweatened) and raw cocoa beans. You are 100% sure there is no sugar/sweeteners/dairy/conservants. So its actually 100% dark chocolate. And I love them in my paleo trail mix or just on their own as a treat.

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by 3221 · about 4 hours ago

Can this be considered Primal/Paleo? http://www.valorchocolate.com/Sugar-Free-Dark-Chocolate-70/p/VAL-5064&c=ValorChocolate@SugarFreeChocolates (more)

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Craig_ 0 · August 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Looks about 70% Paleo ;)

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