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by 2302 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 215 · about 21 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 5 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 60 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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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by 522 · about 22 hours ago

I've had a look to see if this question has been asked before and haven't seen it so apologies if I've missed it! For those of you who are dark chocolate fans - How much of it do you eat per day? At the moment, I'm eating about 4 squares of the... (more)

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gydle 0 · January 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I eat Lindt 90% every day, or the local grocery brand 85%. I can't find 100% here. I was a serious sugar addict and it is the one thing I still allow myself other than fruit that satisfies my sweet tooth. I eat 4-6 squares a day. I'm hoping to be... (more)

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by 4283 · about 22 hours ago

Does anyone have a good Hot Cocoa recipe? I prefer that it doesn't require ordering everything from exotic places online.

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Ohh.. this one is near and dear to me so you get two. All can be bought at whatever grocery you go to - the coconut sugar is definitely at Whole Foods, health food stores, etc. Not so poncey: 2c whole milk or coconut milk 5oz bittersweet... (more)

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by 687 · about 22 hours ago

So I figured out a couple of weeks back that some symptoms I was having, such as skin problems, red cracked knuckles, diarrhea, dandruff, tiredness, no appetite, and a white spot on fingernail, was due to a copper/zinc imbalance. I was eating way... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 07, 2011 at 7:51 PM

It's most likely you are low on zinc.. but you may be low in copper too. Copper gets malinged too much if you ask me. You could be deficient in both. I would get this checked out before you start creating a brand new imbalance with zinc/copper.... (more)

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by 2178 · about 22 hours ago

So this might not be a real question, but it is a valuable PSA for our budget paleo-ers: CVS has Lindt dark chocolate bars on sale for $2 each thru December 10 :)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · December 05, 2011 at 10:36 PM

My local WalMart has Lindt at 85% and 97% for $1.85 every day. Stumbled across that a year ago, or so. Never even thought to look for Lindt at WalMart.

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by 1659 · about 22 hours ago

Once a while I'll go nuts for some dark chocolate, and lately I've been making a sandwhich out of this stuff right here: Anyone else? (more)

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gimmeMoreLiver 0 · November 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM

almond milk unsweetened, no sugar added organic Cacao powder, vanilla bean, sea salt, some coconut oil & stevia, paleo-ish hot chocolate when I'm craving something sweet & chocolaty :)

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by 565 · about 22 hours ago

Could I eat as much of this (within reasonable bounds, of course) as I wish without fearing a blood insulin spike?

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · October 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Hopefully, this article will help answer your question: http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/raw-cacao-benefits.html

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

I'm six days into my new lifestyle, been a little challenging, but I'm loving what I've learned so far. I need to know if I can still have dark chocolate. If I can't, what's the alternative? Perhaps something that tastes like it or will help curb... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · September 01, 2011 at 1:20 AM

A lot of us still eat chocolate, even if it isn't strictly paleo. Look for a bar without soy lecithin. Lindt 85-90% is a common(and easy to find) suggestion. They're expensive, but will last most people at least a few days. Or make your own:... (more)

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by 828 · about 22 hours ago

I eat at least a TBSP of cocoa every day. I mix it with coffee and have been making shakes with it since the summer hit. I'm partial to Hershey's Special Dark but it's not organic and I'm sure the bean-to-package process is questionable... (more)

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sean_1 0 · June 11, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I don't have tips on specific brands, but do have an answer to help in your choice: There are 2 types of unsweetened cacao powder to consider: natural (simply roasted and pulverized into powder) dutch processed (processed with alkali to... (more)

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by 3690 · about 22 hours ago

I know a lot of paleo eaters like to bend the rules and have a treat with dark chocolate, which is a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese, but I'm still on the fence with it for my own consumption. Ever since I can... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM

It does not sound like an allergy if a couple of sneezes are the only symptoms you get. It is more likely to be something similar to the Photic sneeze reflex when sunlight on the face causes sneezing. No one really knows why this happens. This... (more)

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