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by 0 · May 03, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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 0 · April 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I'm interested in dark chocolate. I like it. And have had the fancy stuff like green&black and dark chocolate brands, but where I'm at they only have up to 85%... I want darker. The only reason I haven't gotten something like a Baker's... (more)

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by 2272 · April 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

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 · April 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM

So regarding butter, dark chocolate and almond butter.. Should I eliminate those foods from my diet or do you eat it in small amounts?

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Dark chocolate is rich in cell protecting antioxidants. Almonds is heart healthy and help to reduce the risk of heart attacks Almond butter helps to crunch calories So I do recommend having butter, dark choc and almond butter (more)

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by 45 · April 06, 2014 at 8:59 PM

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 · March 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

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 · September 16, 2013 at 3:42 AM

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 267 · September 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM

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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iffer 0 · September 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM

If you want some chocolate and it makes you feel good, have it. But don't expect it to work any miracles for you. I do think depriving yourself will do more damage than indulging would do good though, so that's one reason to have a little nibble... (more)

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by 182 · August 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

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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Johnny_5 0 · August 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Look at the comments after the article. A lot of people seem to be having serious problems with it. One guy was struggling to breath and spasming. Maybe they're allergic, or maybe there's a common food intolerance. It may be like dairy in that its... (more)

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by 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:41 AM

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 228 · August 28, 2013 at 6:22 PM

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 414 · July 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

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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Big_worm 0 · July 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I know you said you were not self promoting, but I can't see anything else going on here. Most Paleoists check lables very carefully to begin with and you seem to know something about the Paleo diet, so why would you need to ask how it stands up... (more)

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by 20 · May 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

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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Robert_13 0 · May 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

mango and/or pineapple for sweet tooth, not much of a cheat but im practically diabetic so any fruit is a kinda cheat for me...

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by 5 · April 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM

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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Michael_1 0 · April 16, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Join the club! Maybe you can binge on dark chocolate with weight gain or other repercussions, but probably not. If you really can't limit yourself to a square or two per day, then maybe it's better to remove it from your diet for a while. :-( ... (more)

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by 267 · April 03, 2013 at 1:45 AM

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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Scratch 0 · April 02, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I eat that much dark chocolate. It makes me happy, doesn't cause any problems and keeps my ice cream cravings at bay.

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by 5 · March 07, 2013 at 9:56 PM

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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jason_42 0 · March 07, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I know how you feel, its the theobromine, I have made my own chocolate without sugar and have felt like this, and I eat all paleo and don't do much caffeine. Unfortunately cacao is one of those things that shouldnt be eaten in my opinion, but... (more)

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by 610 · February 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

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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Tamandu 0 · February 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Coconut mana, butter, and creamed coconut are all the same thing-that is: pulverised whole coconut flesh. It contains all the fat, protein, sugar, fiber, etc... "Coconut cream concentrate" is what the company Tropical Traditions calls it's... (more)

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by 1365 · December 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

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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EB_1 0 · December 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Caffeine, fat? When I eat a full bar of 85%, my heart beats really fast and I get really fidgety :P

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by 209 · December 05, 2012 at 4:01 AM

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 · August 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

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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Nemesis 0 · August 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I'm eating some hummus right now. Mmmmmmm :)

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by 185 · October 09, 2013 at 1:51 PM

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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lisa_loo 0 · August 10, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I make my own "chocolate" with coconut oil, raw cocoa powder, and stevia. i think it keeps me from binging on high sugar chocolate bars and it taste great. Stevia is a great natural sweetener, I've used it for 10 + years. It does not raise your... (more)

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by 185 · August 03, 2012 at 2:57 PM

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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Rachael_3 0 · August 03, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Well it turns out the next day I craved fruit STILL, and nothing else. Just sugary stuff. So I ate a small sweet potato, 3 small apples, and 3/4 of a small watermelon. Finally I felt better, but jeez, I didn't think I'd have such bad sugar... (more)

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by 60 · August 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

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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Bob_23 0 · August 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Trader Joes Organic chocolate bar - 73% Super Dark (comments) 73% cacao Trader Joe's Organic dark chocolate (organic cocoa mass, organic evaporated cane juice [sugar], organic cocoa butter). Made on equpment shared with wheat, milk,... (more)

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by 570 · July 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

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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PlantGirl 0 · July 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I have heard lately Epsom Salt baths are a good way to get magnesium. I am going to try it soon.

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by 599 · November 03, 2013 at 2:15 PM

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)