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IS YOUR CHOCOLATE TOXIC? Below is a list of some favourite chocolates that contain heavy metals. What a shame!!!Read Now
Albertsons Wild Harvest Organic Rich Chocolate Cocoa Mix None
Earth Circle Organics Organic Balinese Cacao Nibs Cadmium
Endangered Species 72% Natural Dark Chocolate None
Ferrero Fine Assorted Confections None
Ghirardelli Intense Twilight 72% Dark Cacao Cadmium
Ghirardelli Intense 86% Dark Midnight Reverie Chocolate None
Ghirardelli Chocolate Unsweetened Baking Bar Lead & Cadmium
Godiva 50% Cacao Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Lead
Godiva 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
Godiva 85% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
Hershey Scharffen Berger Semisweet 62% Dark Chocolate Cadmium
Hershey Scharffen Berger 82% Extra Dark Fine Chocolate Cadmium
Hershey Dagoba Organic 74% Rich Dark Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate None
Hershey Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups None
Jo’s Candies Dark Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers None
Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate Bar None
Kroger 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Swiss Bar Lead & Cadmium
Lake Champlain 57% Dark Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
Lindt Excellence – 85% Cocoa Excellence Extra Dark Lead & Cadmium
Lindt Excellence – A Touch of Sea Salt Dark None
Mars Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Bar Cadmium
Mars Snickers None
Mars CocoaVia Daily Cocoa Extract Supplement None
Mondelez Green & Black’s Organic 85% Cacao Bar Lead & Cadmium
Mondelez Green & Black’s 35% Organic Milk Chocolate None
Moonstruck 68% Dark Chocolate Lead
Nestle Crunch None
Nestle Ovaltine Classic Malt Mix None
See’s Candies Premium Extra Dark Chocolate (62% Cacao) Cadmium
Starbucks Dark Chocolate Covered Grahams None
Theo Fair Trade Pure 85% Dark Chocolate Cadmium
Trader Joe’s Swiss 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Lead
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar Lead
Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Lead
Trader Joe’s Pound Plus 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Lead
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate 73% Cacao Super Dark Lead & Cadmium
Trader Joe’s 85% Dark Lover's Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
Wild Ophelia New Orleans Chili 70 % Dark Chocolate Lead
Whole Foods 365 Organic 56% Dark Chocolate Lead & Cadmium
This comes directly from the one and only wonderful magazine of Oprah Winfrey. I am currently subscribed, and have been enjoying this good read for a couple of years now. I like the large size of the magazine, the photographs which are by the way beautiful, and a mixture of diverse articles. Despite the fact that there are not many articles on fashion, politics, finance, or health, the magazine happens to be well balanced.
The article below is from the Oprah magazine. It is copied word for word. Hey, no copyright issues here, I mentioned the source. Nevertheless, enjoy!
“Didn’t think your sweet treat could get any sweeter? Think again. A growing body of research on flavonols, a type of antioxidant plentiful in cocoa beans, suggests that this guilty pleasure can do wonders for your overall well-being. The delicious benefits:
SHARPER MIND: Harvard research found that when older adults with diabetes or hypertension and impaired blood flow to the brain drank two cups of hot cocoa daily for 30 days, 89 percent saw an improvement in blood flow during testd of memory and thinking skills, suggesting that cocoa may also reverse some of the cognitive changes that come with age or vascular disease.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE: A daily dose of dark chocolate may help lower BP. In one small 2014 study, researchers found that when subjects ages 18 to 23 ate about a third of an ounce of dark chocolate (that was more than 75% cocoa) daily for a month, they experienced a decrease in blood pressure and arterial stiffness. Why? Chocolate may improve blood flow by relaxing arteries.
BETTER STRESS CONTROL: If you ofen reach for the sweet stuff when you’re under pressure, don’t beat yourself up. A recent Swiss study found that dark chocolate may help suppress the production of stress hormones from the adrenal glands in anxiety-inducing situations. Consider this permission to keep a little dark chocolate stashed in your desk drawer.”
AND THE EXPERTS SPOKE!
Indulge why don't you!!! It is an order! HE HE HE!
I love to learn in general, but most especially when the topic involves chocolate of course. Who wouldn't? A food that provides you such pleasure, alongside a complete state of calm, why not educate yourself about this wonderful little bean called the cacao. It is not only a superfood but through the eyes of a chocoholic, the perfect food.