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Eating lots of chocolate helps people stay thin, study finds
CBS News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Ryan Jaslow

Posted on 03/27/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT by Innovative

The study found that people who frequently ate chocolate had a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who didn't.

The researchers found that the participants - who were an average age of 57 - ate chocolate for an average of twice of week and exercised roughly 3.5 times per week. But the more frequent chocolate-eaters had smaller BMIs, a ratio of height and weight that's used to measure obesity.

What explains the effect? Even though chocolate can be loaded with calories, it's full of antioxidants and other ingredients that may promote weight loss, the researchers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chocolate; health; weightloss
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To: mamelukesabre

Okay, I thought so. Thanks for the reply.


41 posted on 03/27/2012 3:20:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Innovative

If you look long enough and hard enough you can find a study that supports anything you espouse as the total truth.


42 posted on 03/27/2012 3:26:27 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: miss marmelstein; Yaelle

I am enjoying a piece of 100% chocolate as I type. Just pure baking chocolate, no other ingredient. I eat this health food every day, yum. :)

Funny thing, before I cut way down on the carbs overall, this stuff tasted bitter. But after drastically reducing sweet-tasting food items from my diet (and eating much more animal protein and vegetables), the bitter taste of foods went away. Not just chocolate, but all sorts of odd stuff [that I wasn’t trying to acquire a taste for], like the whitish leaves of lettuce near the core, other previously nasty-tasting greens, the black part of the skins on walnuts, black teas, strong coffee, and so forth.

I am a chocoholic so if I don’t have my daily ration of 100%, I will hunt down the sugared variety. And I can’t ration that kind at all!


43 posted on 03/27/2012 3:27:18 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Innovative

Oh baby, baby, baby! I am so there! Count me in! And let me tell ya - if you could see me you’d say ‘that woman needs to eat a LOT of Cho olate’

Tee hee!


44 posted on 03/27/2012 3:28:38 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: JediJones; Tax-chick

Good caption, lol.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 3:29:02 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: mamelukesabre
if you add both theobromine and capsaicin to a hot tea or coffee drink it is a heluva pick-me-up.

I've got some baking chocolate and some pepper flakes. I'll have to give it a try.

46 posted on 03/27/2012 3:32:30 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: EEGator

That’s a *very disturbing image* and I don’t want to even go there. Read the full thread, as someone asks about “hygiene”... yuk.


47 posted on 03/27/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Innovative

There’s a reason things taste good to us...(as long as it’s natural)


48 posted on 03/27/2012 3:38:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I can’t/won’t look; I ruined my eyes on that thread the other day. How could her husband/kids allow that to happen (she willingly did it to herself)?


49 posted on 03/27/2012 3:39:03 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: goodnesswins
... 85% Lindt Chocolate...

That stuff is SO GOOD!!!

50 posted on 03/27/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: smokingfrog
I’ve always tried to practice some moderation in my chocolate intake, but now, who cares? Chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner now!

You forgot Chocolate before going to bed.

51 posted on 03/27/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Innovative

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!!!!!!!

(Now if they could just find out that tequila and beer are good for your liver, and smoking cleans your lungs out...)


52 posted on 03/27/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Balata
You forgot Chocolate before going to bed.

Chocolate DURING....um...bed. Within the sanctity of marriage of course, is what I meant to add.

53 posted on 03/27/2012 3:54:40 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Innovative

Chocolate is not empty calories and actually satisfies your hunger.


54 posted on 03/27/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Innovative
There was a lady where I used to work who was half Hispanic and addicted to Milk Duds and always had those and miniature Hershey bars in her candy dish. She was about 5’ 8” and not a lb over 130. She won a Triathlon at age 35 or so and participated in it when she was 40 and 45.
55 posted on 03/27/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Innovative

I agree. I know that I do this myself. I’ll try not to eat chocolate...then I end up eating the chocolate cake, which has the added detrimental quality of all the bad carbs.


56 posted on 03/27/2012 4:16:16 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Sirius Lee

Bill Clinton's chocolate of choice


57 posted on 03/27/2012 4:21:58 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Paved Paradise

It’s not the chocolate that is bad for you, it’s the way it is processed and everything added to it. They call that the “Dutching” Chocolate.


58 posted on 03/27/2012 4:36:31 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Balata

What is Dutching (read the word but don’t know) and why is it bad?


59 posted on 03/27/2012 5:00:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: bramps

I’d hate to see him really angry


60 posted on 03/27/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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