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(Slash Gear)   Chocolate study finds cocoa may be potent obesity treatment. Clearly not in the way Americans tend to consume it though   (slashgear.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Nutrition, hefty dose of cocoa powder, new study, Diet, involved mice, Obesity, Penn State University, lower weight gain rate  
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2021-04-17 6:23:57 PM  
Yes. Give the fat farks a reason to keep eating. This will go over great.
 
2021-04-17 6:27:11 PM  
The vast majority of what Americans eat that is supposed to be chocolate, ain't chocolate.
 
2021-04-17 6:32:36 PM  
Sources say the screw press made entirely of cocoa may be uncomfortable at first,
and will continue to be.
 
2021-04-17 6:35:20 PM  
A reasonable amount of pure cocoa powder may help prevent obesity. The massive amounts of sugar and fat that is mixed with cocoa to make the majority of chocolate consumed by humans neutralizes that beneficial effect and causes large amounts of caloric intake that lead to obesity.
 
2021-04-17 7:08:32 PM  
Yeah, I make hot cocoa with just boiling water and cocoa powder. It's good, at least I like it. Still a fat Fark though.
 
2021-04-17 7:17:48 PM  
Misspelled coca.
 
2021-04-17 7:36:49 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Yes. Give the fat farks a reason to keep eating. This will go over great.


So you'd prefer not to find ways to treat/cure obesity? Is that your argument?

I guess we shouldn't treat or cure lung cancer, then. It'll just encourage people to smoke.
 
2021-04-17 7:37:07 PM  

Heliodorus: A reasonable amount of pure cocoa powder may help prevent obesity. The massive amounts of sugar and fat that is mixed with cocoa to make the majority of chocolate consumed by humans neutralizes that beneficial effect and causes large amounts of caloric intake that lead to obesity.


That's to make it edible, unsweetened cocoa powder tastes disgusting...

which essentially proves it must be good for you.
 
2021-04-17 8:14:07 PM  
fark I love coccaaine.
 
2021-04-17 8:34:24 PM  

austerity101: Axeofjudgement: Yes. Give the fat farks a reason to keep eating. This will go over great.

So you'd prefer not to find ways to treat/cure obesity? Is that your argument?

I guess we shouldn't treat or cure lung cancer, then. It'll just encourage people to smoke.


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2021-04-17 9:03:07 PM  
Just having some plant-based salad

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2021-04-17 9:28:55 PM  
Could just be my body's weird metabolism, but I've found a small nibble of dark chocolate (at least 65%) suppresses my appetite for an hour or so.
 
2021-04-17 9:36:57 PM  
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2021-04-17 10:50:53 PM  

Jormungandr: The vast majority of what Americans eat that is supposed to be chocolate, ain't chocolate.


This is why I don't eat American chocolate. I eat Japanese candy is amazing and looks pretty too. Wagashi biatches!

Beautiful Traditional Japanese Sweets |Japanese Wagashi Confections| Japanese sweets/ Mochi Cake|
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2021-04-17 11:00:55 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I make hot cocoa with just boiling water and cocoa powder. It's good, at least I like it. Still a fat Fark though.


I like putting a big scoop of cacao powder in my (black) coffee.

Gives it a bunch of extra zip.
 
2021-04-18 2:49:07 AM  
People do really weird stuff to gratify their olfactory sense; lemons and habeneros and rotting fish guts and rotten eggs and scotch and cigarettes and ganja and farts and soiled panties, please feel free to add on. Anyway, I've enjoyed on occasion having a block of unsweetened baker's chocolate to nibble on. For most people, semi-sweet chocolate morsels are probably more palatable. Andrew Weil made a point. If you're craving chocolate, have some chocolate. The cocoa in the 6" slice of death from the cheesecake factory isn't the part that's killing you.
 
2021-04-18 5:15:30 AM  
 
2021-04-18 4:43:54 PM  
The Florentine Codex (1590 AD) contained an enormous list of medical uses for chocolate. It was prepared by priest Bernardino de Sahagun from Spain who lived and worked in the 'New Spain' for 60 years, collecting vital medicinal information regarding the use of chocolate for the body both internally and externally (Dillinger et al. 2000). Chocolate lessens agitation (Quelus 1730, 51), reduces angina and asthma (Villanueva y Francesconi, 1890, 231 and Hughes 1672, 153-154), reduces cancer (Villanueva y Francesconi, 1890, 239) and has a calming affect (Brillat-Savarin 1825, 100). It reduces emaciation (Hernandez 1577, 305), improves energy (Stubbe 1662, 3), relieves hoarseness (Quelus 1730, 76), reduces fever (Hernandez 1577, 305) and quenches thirst (Quelus 1730, 46).

I grind cacao nibs with coffee beans for a good mocha. I add coconut sugar to keep it from being too bitter.
 
2021-04-19 1:35:06 AM  
Ten tablespoons of cocoa a day would require a person to drag around an IV pole while cocoa laced water fed into his veins. No one could eat ten tablespoons of cocoa a day.
 
2021-04-19 4:19:29 AM  

Bruscar: Ten tablespoons of cocoa a day would require a person to drag around an IV pole while cocoa laced water fed into his veins. No one could eat ten tablespoons of cocoa a day.


Maybe if you mixed it with other stuff, isn't mole sauce cocoa powder and water sort of? I used to add cocoa powder to stir fry because it made it taste gooder.
 
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