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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey everybody! Just started doing this paleo recently and I've been wondering ever since, well - is dark chocolate considered paleo? I've read a post about the effects of dark chocolate and was really surprised how healthy it can be (well... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 03, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Yes, dark chocolate is paleo. Stay away from milk chocolate which has too much dairy and sugar, and beware of chocolate that has artificial ingredients like PRPG or other crap. Real chocolate is made with cocoa butter.

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by 2302 · about 9 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 50 · about 9 hours ago

I've been scouring the internet for recipes for dark chocolate bars that don't require they be refrigirated, but can't really find anything. Anyone have any suggestions?

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MiMintzer 0 · April 06, 2014 at 8:59 PM

There are any number of recipes on Google such as this one . Basically, you need to temper the chocolate first, then you don't need to refrigerate it. (more)

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by 13 · about 9 hours ago

Hi guys, i'm having a problem. I'm in paleo, so not eating dairies, legumes and cereals at all, but I have a defect... I'am eating A LOT of dark chocolate everyday ... like more than 150grams per day, and these last days I started to feel... (more)

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samc 0 · March 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Lay off for a week or more and see what happens. Pretty simple to figure this one out, or at least rule out the chocolate from being the cause.

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I'm new to the Paleo lifestyle.

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Becca_C 0 · September 16, 2013 at 2:16 AM

If you're avoiding sugar completely, there is a sort of chocolate you can do from scratch using honey or maple syrup for the sweetener. I use a similar one to this one:... (more)

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by 266 · about 10 hours ago

I've been having a decent amount of depression lately, and I've been noticing that upping my dark chocolate consumption has had a rather significant alleviating effect. But here's the problem: Either my depression has gotten worse recently for an... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Regarding dark chocolate, some studies say that the mood affects it has may simply be short lived responses to the pleasurable taste of chocolate while other studies say they are more long lasting improved cognition effects. Basically, it sounds... (more)

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by 181 · about 10 hours ago

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Psyence 0 · August 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

"With all that being said, I???m not saying that you should never indulge in raw cacao or chocolate." Just don't eat whole chocolate bars every day. "In my personal experience, it does not matter if it is organic processed chocolate, dark... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Have you tried the salmon burger made with wild caught salmon? It has nothing that is non Paleo. I'm super excited to try it and wanted to share this item with others.I'm new to paleo, 3 days old, but a firm believer that all the grains, and... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 10, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Congrats on making this commitment! Sounds like you're off to a good start. I expect different Whole Foods stores sell different salmon burgers, but you're eating this one, it's not Paleo. Canola oil is a grain oil. ... (more)

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by 215 · about 10 hours ago

I usually make 3 oz 100 % dark chocolate bars with 9 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. The thing is, coconut oil is expensive as hell. Do you think it will still taste good with unsalted butter instead of coconut... (more)

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juju 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I does still taste good with butter rather than coconut oil (it is cocoa powder and butter...how can you lose?) The texture is different, however. When you make it with butter it softer. I like to combine coconut oil and butter when I make it.... (more)

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by 480 · about 10 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 20 · about 10 hours ago

I've been on the Paleo diet for a few months... I have always had a sweet tooth though, and I am able to satisfy it without going that far off the paleo template. I would say i'm 90/10. The 10% cheat being Organic 85% or greater Dark Chocolate... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 27, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Some of mine: Organic coffee plus 40ml of coconut milk and 6gr of pure organic cocoa Yoghurt/Kefir/Quark/Ricotta/Sour Cream with some berries (mostly blueberries, strawberries or raspberries) plus maybe some milled flax and/or nuts... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Hi, So im new to paleo eating and used to be a right chocolate addict!! I still have cravings but have swapped to no less than 70% choc. I have just brought 85% Lint and ate the whole lot!!! There is no stoping me!! Any advice on how much is too... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I've looked up on a bunch of translation sites and can't figure out what language "too much dark chocolate" is. I'm not familiar of any phrase in English, so it must be another language.

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by 266 · about 10 hours ago

I decided a long time ago that dark chocolate every once in a while would be a reasonable cheat. Although I wouldn't eat it if it didn't taste so good, I figure it has one of the best ratios of how good it tastes to how little harm it does. I feel... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · April 02, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I agree that dark chocolate is a fairly healthy indulgence, and also agree with the responses that you should check whether this is throwing your caloric intake off or displacing other nutritious foods. Other things you might want to think... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I am paleo 99% of the time, but on a day like today, sometimes dark chocolate is just too delicious to pass up! The past few times I have eaten it - we're talking 70-85% dark chocolate - my heart starts to race for about an hour afterwards. I feel... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It's probably the caffeine/theobromine. It's not something a sensitive person would notice from white or milk chocolate probably, but it's quite concentrated in the darker versions.

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by 610 · about 10 hours ago

My wife's birthday is coming up in a few days & she wants a special treat. She loves Resse's Peanut Butter Cups, but since adopting the paleo lifestyle and eating habits, we have dropped these manufactured sweets from our diet and adventured... (more)

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wordsdrawnigh 0 · February 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM

if you have a food processor, you can also make your own with coconut flakes! super cheap, though it takes a while and never seems to reach quite the same smooth consistency as the store-bought coconut butter.

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by 1363 · about 10 hours ago

Everytime I eat dark chocolate I get this crazy sustained all-day energy (all the way up until bed) that feels great. Usually if I eat more than just a few carbs I get sleepy, but not if I've had dark chocolate. I eat it very rarely. So what can... (more)

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julyan 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The combination of theobromine and caffeine (and fat) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15549276 I drink hot cocoa with coconut milk occasionally and had a similar effect a few times. I feel like the effect is stronger with the fat. And... (more)

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by 209 · about 10 hours ago

I love extremely dark chocolate. 90% or above. Since I've only just started eating it, I've only tried two brands: Lindt and Green & Blacks. I've found that the Green & Blacks taste a lot sweeter than the Lindt bar, for the same... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I've been eating the Ghirardelli 100% chocolate mostly, and I find it pretty satisfying. I agree that Green & Black is sweet (I can only find the 85%) with dark cherry undertones. It's also very creamy. The good thing about it, though, is... (more)

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by 185 · about 10 hours ago

My downfall seems to be treating myself to tahini or dark chocolate. Which would be healthiest and/or better for less weight gain between the two?

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paleohacks 0 · August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Both are fine and I sincerely doubt either is going to cause weight gain unless you are binge eating....

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by 185 · about 10 hours ago

What are your thoughts on Stevia-sweetened chocolate? I tried some today and ended up eating an entire bar (about 360 calories, whoops!). It was delicious...but is it ideal? Is it better to have like 80% dark chocolate with actual sugar in it? Or... (more)

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Flip_2 0 · August 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I conclude tha ending up eating an entire bar maybe the drawback of sweeteners. You really cant fool your brain into taping it with artificial sweeteners. I'd far rather have some 85% Lindt dark chocolate, and eating the sugar in it than endig up... (more)

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by 185 · about 10 hours ago

I ate a bunch of dark chocolate (nearly 90% and 99%). I probably had about 600 calories worth. I think i just ate it too fast. Afterward I felt very sick, and the only thing that seemed to make me feel better was eating FRUIT. Why do you think... (more)

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Korion 0 · August 03, 2012 at 9:51 AM

It's a bit the same thing as eggs. The proteins (leucine) in eggs and chocolate are insulinogenic, promoting hypoglycemia if you don't eat it with sugar. You don't have to worry, the chocolate itself (or the eggs) are not unhealthy for you,... (more)

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by 60 · about 10 hours ago

I was surprised that no one has asked this. What is the best brand of Soy free, fair trade dark chocolate bar? (At least 75% and above) I know of the Dagoba bar. Pretty damn pricey though and does it make anyone else think of Star Wars? At least... (more)

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Debsagos 0 · August 02, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Green and Blacks 85% is GORGEOUS.

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by 570 · about 10 hours ago

I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of magnesium. I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of phytic acid. Doesn't the one counteract the other or am I wrong on one of these points? Thanks for your help!

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Flip_2 0 · July 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I would not rely on "pleasure foods" as nutrient staples. Red Wine, coffee, dark chocolate, honey and such sould be consumed as a comfort option, rather than a daily source of anything. Just as in the same fashion as always, the key is "rotation,... (more)

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by 600 · about 10 hours ago

Hey guys, I switched to paleo 7 days ago, I've been slightly constipated (no discomfort but only going once every two days. Tonight I cheated and had too much dark chocolate and felt sick in the stomach straight away. Around 2 hours latter I had... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · May 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I find dark chocolate goes through me quickly, too. Most foods take 6 or more hours to give me a gluten reaction (diarrhea), but dark chocolate with trace amounts of gluten takes about 20 minutes to give me a gluten reaction. I suspect it's... (more)

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by 175 · about 10 hours ago

I consume Lindt's 85% dark chocolate daily. I try to eat beef liver twice a month. I found that after eating beef liver my regular desire to eat chocolate diminishes, and if I eat it, I feel bad (my stomach doesn't feel good, I have a bit of an... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · May 11, 2012 at 5:52 AM

You get a alot of copper from liver especially if you like eating liver like me. So take care of your zinc too, its often much harder to find good sources. As not everyone has access to some nice oysters (i dont).

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by 1670 · about 10 hours ago

My friend and I just split a 100% dark chocolate organic Sunspire baking bar. Is it bad to be regularly eating this much chocolate? We do this every couple days? What's good about dark chocolate and what's the bad? Is it really true that it... (more)

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · April 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I don't know about the effect on insulin, but if you frequently crave dark chocolate you may have a magnesium deficiency. Try supplementing - I use Natural Calm; tastes decent and it's not terribly expensive.

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