Skip to comments.Chocolate wards off hunger, and maybe sunburn too
Posted on 08/17/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT by smokingfrog
MONTREAL -- Scientists in Canada said Monday that they plan to study whether eating dark chocolate not only satisfies sweet tooth cravings, but protects against sunburn as well.
The study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec will monitor the effects of chocolate consumption on fair-skinned volunteers between the ages of 25 and 65, each of whom will be prevailed upon to eat three squares of chocolate per day for 12 weeks.
Earlier research in Germany and Britain has found that chemicals in chocolate called polyphenals increase blood flow close to the skin, which helps protect against ultraviolet rays, but those studies were too small in scale to be conclusive.
The scientists at Laval University's Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods hope to confirm the link in a study of 60 people, about half of whom already have been recruited, they said.
Test subjects who have been fed chocolate are to be exposed to ultraviolet rays in a laboratory and their skin then checked for sun damage. A control group will be given a placebo.
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chocolate also wards off a freight train as you’re sitting there eating it on the railroad tracks.
so do we rub it on the outside
or eat it ???
Godivas here I come...
Bathing in dark chocolate has wonderful health benefits. Careful not to overheat the chocolate.
So does Carob cause Cancer and Obesity?
Ah. yes. As if any sane person needs another excuse to eat chocolate! LOL!
Mrs. Sees, here I come!
I believe that.
It sounds perfectly reasonable to me!
“Godivas... here I come”
It has been way TOO LONG since I have had some Godiva!! It is truly a dark pleasure!!
But you won’t die hungry...
I’d hit it or lick it, whatevah!
“chocolate also wards off a freight train as youre sitting there eating it on the railroad tracks.
Arrogant stupidity is not a virtue, nor is it a prerequisite to be considered a “conservative, contrary to what some here seem to think.
Dark chocolate’s a natural health food... especially for women...
Chocolate is also hurricane food.
I was in Atlanta this past weekend and went to Lenox Square Mall...
I got a box of 8 for ME ME ME
I got my Godivas home and whatcha know
They disappeared in less than an hour
PICK ME! PICK ME! I’ll be studied!
Next time, carry a BIG purse and hide a smaller package of them inside. Just for you!! It isn’t being selfish... it is allowing yourself a little luxury. Yum!
I had them with me at the computer as I caught up with FRee Republic after a weekend of being away...
I should have just put them in the fridge for another day...
I usually just have one-a-day...My control is usually pretty good...
I dont know how I lost all sense of proportion and gave in to temptation...
<< A control group will be given a placebo. >>
Assumes their “placebo,” not containing any chocolate, will be real hard to distinguish from a piece dark chocolate? They must select test subjects who have no taste buds.
Indeed! Chocolate is a basic hurricane staple. It won't change the storm's direction, but it surely helps survival of those long, stressful hours.