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2014-03-19 02:36:02 AM  
Gotta say, though. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate.
 
2014-03-19 04:28:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Gotta say, though. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate.


and you wonder why you're single...
 
2014-03-19 04:29:38 AM  
Oh look. It's this story again.

Quick. Eat a metric tonne of dark chocolate followed by 30 gallons of sugar-free cola of choice... because SCIENCE!

Farktards...
 
2014-03-19 04:30:21 AM  
Very old news, for the last few years of my father's life I gave him one small dark chocolate a day.
I think it is awesome that Mars chocolate is sponsoring a study (wink wink nudge nudge)
 
2014-03-19 04:36:06 AM  
Are you suggesting I suck some dark chocolate subby?
 
2014-03-19 04:36:50 AM  
So you're saying these (http://www.brooksidechocolate.com/usa/products/dark-chocolate-pomegr an ate ) are health food now? AWESOME

/devours them all
 
2014-03-19 04:39:24 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Ack!!!
 
2014-03-19 04:44:12 AM  

uttertosh: AverageAmericanGuy: Gotta say, though. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate.

and you wonder why you're single...


Oh, I don't wonder at all. Not At All.
 
2014-03-19 05:14:31 AM  
Alas, good dark chocolate keeps me up at night.
 
2014-03-19 05:27:22 AM  
FTA: "We found that there are two kinds of microbes in the gut: the good ones and the bad ones," Maria Moore, an undergraduate student and one of the study authors, said in a news release.

"And I am going to speak very slowly so that you are going to understand every single word coming out of my mouth."

I love science reports where they ask the researchers to dumb it down while wearing white blouses, preferably with vials containing brightly colored solutions in the background.
 
2014-03-19 05:34:48 AM  

Dancis_Frake: I love science reports where they ask the researchers to dumb it down while wearing white blouses, preferably with vials containing brightly colored solutions in the background.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-19 06:45:44 AM  

Acidicnads: Are you suggesting I suck some dark chocolate subby?


*cue porn music*

/allllllrrrriiiiggghhhtttt
 
2014-03-19 06:56:14 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

How about Sexual Chocolate?
 
2014-03-19 07:04:09 AM  
"Though flavanols are found in dark chocolate, this doesn't mean we can reach for a chocolate bar and think we're helping our hearts. Flavanols are often destroyed by processing and by the time a chocolate bar lands on the supermarket shelf it will also contain added extras such as sugar and fat," Allen said.

Couldn't they isolate the flavanols and put it into some kind of pill so that you wouldn't have to eat 400 calories of chocolate to get the effect?
 
2014-03-19 07:10:35 AM  

Hawnkee: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 354x515]

How about Sexual Chocolate?


What "Sexual Chocolate" might look like:
www.wwe.com
 
2014-03-19 08:18:15 AM  
Just got back from Belgium and filled a small bag full of chocolate to come home.
 
2014-03-19 08:25:04 AM  
Embrace the darkside.
 
2014-03-19 08:38:49 AM  

vernonFL: "Though flavanols are found in dark chocolate, this doesn't mean we can reach for a chocolate bar and think we're helping our hearts. Flavanols are often destroyed by processing and by the time a chocolate bar lands on the supermarket shelf it will also contain added extras such as sugar and fat," Allen said.

Couldn't they isolate the flavanols and put it into some kind of pill so that you wouldn't have to eat 400 calories of chocolate to get the effect?


Used to be you could find ground cacao in pill form, which supposedly was the purest way to get it.
 
2014-03-19 08:41:52 AM  
I wonder if any old dark chocolate will do the trick. Will the little ones with the gold end wrappers in a bag of Hershey's Miniatures be ok or do you have to get fancy and buy the big bar of Ghirardelli, Lindt or Godiva?
/beware the dutching
 
2014-03-19 08:42:44 AM  
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2014-03-19 09:05:57 AM  
file.vintageadbrowser.com
 
2014-03-19 09:16:34 AM  
does this mean Hershey will go back to producing the Special Dark bar the way they used too in the late '80s.  cause the Special dark bar they produce now is one step removed from a regular chocolate bar.
 
2014-03-19 09:23:17 AM  

Dancis_Frake: FTA: "We found that there are two kinds of microbes in the gut: the good ones and the bad ones," Maria Moore, an undergraduate student and one of the study authors, said in a news release.

"And I am going to speak very slowly so that you are going to understand every single word coming out of my mouth."

I love science reports where they ask the researchers to dumb it down while wearing white blouses, preferably with vials containing brightly colored solutions in the background.


Amusingly, half the stuff I work with IS vials of brightly colored solutions, but that's because gold and silver nanoparicle suspensions tend to have really, REALLY brillaint colors.

Making gold nanospheres also really feels like the way they show SCIENCE! on tv.

/And always make me really, really want some kool-aid when I make them.
 
2014-03-19 09:27:33 AM  
I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV
 
2014-03-19 09:33:17 AM  

uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV


100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.
 
2014-03-19 09:33:37 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: vernonFL: "Though flavanols are found in dark chocolate, this doesn't mean we can reach for a chocolate bar and think we're helping our hearts. Flavanols are often destroyed by processing and by the time a chocolate bar lands on the supermarket shelf it will also contain added extras such as sugar and fat," Allen said.

Couldn't they isolate the flavanols and put it into some kind of pill so that you wouldn't have to eat 400 calories of chocolate to get the effect?

Used to be you could find ground cacao in pill form, which supposedly was the purest way to get it.


You can still get raw cacao nibs from your local hippy grocer. It's sort of like chocolate. I guess.

Cacao butter isn't scary either. It's brain food. Where you have to watch out is when makers of cheap chocolate use vegetable oil instead of cacao butter.
 
2014-03-19 09:48:11 AM  
Willy Wonka last seen grinning maniacally, handing the researchers a stack of Wonka Bars.

/When you live in a world of pure imagination...
 
2014-03-19 09:53:15 AM  

teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.


100% is way too bitter for me, too, but I find 60% too sweet.  I prefer 75-85%.
 
2014-03-19 09:55:17 AM  

quokka70: teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.

100% is way too bitter for me, too, but I find 60% too sweet.  I prefer 75-85%.


I buy the 75% three-packs from Trader Joes...I think that the pack is less than $2, and it works for me.
 
2014-03-19 09:55:34 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Oh look. It's this story again.

Quick. Eat a metric tonne of dark chocolate followed by 30 gallons of sugar-free cola of choice... because SCIENCE!

Farktards...


Sugar-free soda increases unhealthy metabolization of sugars that leads to body fat and high blood-sugar.
 
2014-03-19 09:57:39 AM  

teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.



I usually don't eat anything, at all, with added sugar. If I eat something sweet right before the chocolate I find it inedible. I guess not eating sweets makes me just that much more sensitive to what little sugar that is in something.

Looking at my 90% bar, one serving only has 3 grams sugar
 
2014-03-19 10:08:46 AM  

quokka70: teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.

100% is way too bitter for me, too, but I find 60% too sweet.  I prefer 75-85%.


I think I burnt my bitter receptors on overly hopped beer.
 
2014-03-19 10:44:21 AM  

uber humper: quokka70: teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.

100% is way too bitter for me, too, but I find 60% too sweet.  I prefer 75-85%.

I think I burnt my bitter receptors on overly hopped beer.


so pretty much most craft beers nowadays? i had to drink sierra nevada IPAs as water because i went to college near their HQ.
 
2014-03-19 10:55:02 AM  

uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal. The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.


I got the 99% Lindt bar and it was very interesting. It's not "chocolate" like you normally experience, it's probably more like what the Aztecs ate as part of their rituals. The flavor is bitter but multifaceted, and it develops over time into a buttery essence. The label very specifically mentions you might want to "train your palate" on their 85% and 90% bars before you go all the way.
 
2014-03-19 10:56:05 AM  
cdn2.humannhealth.com
 
2014-03-19 11:53:33 AM  
i suddenly have an urge to find a chocolatier
 
2014-03-19 12:22:18 PM  
I love how they just tacked this on as the very last line of the article:

The findings from LSU have yet to be peer-reviewed.
 
2014-03-19 02:28:56 PM  
Theo Chocolate is my new favorite. Their dark is delicious
 
2014-03-19 03:49:29 PM  

stewbert: Theo Chocolate is my new favorite. Their dark is delicious


i second this
also: green & black's  85%  is dang good
 
2014-03-19 03:58:29 PM  

wildcardjack: Alas, good dark chocolate keeps me up at night.


How YOU doin'? <wink>
 
2014-03-19 04:24:24 PM  

quokka70: teylix: uber humper: I eat chocolate after almost ever meal.  The darker the better, I usually do 85-90%. I'll even nibble on 100%.

Another fact: chocolate is chock full of fiber. Soluble fiber that's better for your gut than insoluable. One serving has like 25% DV

100% cacao? yikes.

i eat 60-70% range and it starts getting really bitter and after-tasty at that point.

100% is way too bitter for me, too, but I find 60% too sweet.  I prefer 75-85%.


Same.  I love dark in about the 70-75% range, but not too much above that.  I guess maybe I could learn to love 85%, for health reasons!
 
2014-03-19 06:42:18 PM  

inner ted: stewbert: Theo Chocolate is my new favorite. Their dark is delicious

i second this
also: green & black's  85%  is dang good


Thanks, I'll give G&B a try. Saw them at Fred Meyer, but I've been hooked on Theo.
 
2014-03-19 07:06:06 PM  
Chocolate should be in the fruits/vegetables part of the food pyramid. It comes from a BEAN, man.
 
2014-03-20 04:17:14 PM  
vernonFL: Couldn't they isolate the flavanols and put it into some kind of pill so that you wouldn't have to eat 400 calories of chocolate to get the effect?


A new study was just started with that idea:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/study-test-chocolate-pills-he ar t-health-22936203
 
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