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Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

Depends: Nutella has a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. Probably not the best choice for a child's snack. That being said, if your child is at an otherwise healthy weight, I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional whole wheat toast with Nutella :) ...Read more

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Are there allergens in chocolate?

Are there allergens in chocolate?

Milk and nuts: Patients can become allergic to chocolate. Also, besides peanut, milk and tree nuts are often added to chocolate candies. ...Read more

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Is chocolate good for you?

Is chocolate good for you?

Depends: Only dark chocolate and it depends on the percentage of cacao. The higher the better, but stay at least above 70%. Also, try to avoid chocolates with more than 3-4 grams of added sugar per serving of at least one-third of the bar. Also try to avoid too much saturated fat as well as any added chemicals. Chocolate can lower LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Cacao: Dark chocolate has higher % of cacao , the bean from which chocolate is made. It's less sweet, doesn't have the milk of milk choc which has more fat and sugar, in general. Cacao has theobromine and phenylethylamine /pea which have CNS enhancing or stimulant effects, theobromine is like caffeine. Pea ("love chemical") probably gets deactivated in the gut. Cacao has antioxidants , too. ...Read more

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Is chocolate actually good for you?

Is chocolate actually good for you?

No: Studies are constantly done to find beneficial effects of different foods. There are some substances in chocolate that may be beneficial, but you must keep it to small amounts, because if you eat a lot the obesity far out weighs any possible or imagined benefit. Usually these studies are done with dark chocolate and not milk chocolate. ...Read more

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What are benefits of dark chocolate?

What are benefits of  dark chocolate?

New health claim: Some think chocolate can improve blood circulation. It contains flavanols which might help reduce risk for heart disease and improve blood pressure. A big chocolate manufacturer, barry callebaut, recently presented data on those positive benefits and got support from the european food safety authority http://online.Wsj.Com/article/sb10001424052702304388004577532811491380258.Html moderation is key! ...Read more

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Is ther such is there as bad chocolate?

Is ther such is there as bad chocolate?

Bad chocolate or : Bitter chocolate? Chocolate is made with cocoa which is rich in flavanols. Flavanols are antioxidants which help to decrease blood pressure & maintain vascular health. Dark chocolate contains the most flavanols of the different chocolates. Chocolate should be 65% or higher cocoa and be limited to 85 grams per day. ...Read more

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Is eating chocolate everyday bad for you ?

Is eating chocolate everyday bad for you ?

Depends: On how much you eat. Obviously, too many calories can lead to other problems. So, unless you are allergic, i see no issues with this. ...Read more

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What are the benefits from eating dark chocolate?

What are the benefits from eating dark chocolate?

Antioxidants: Eating dark chocolate which is bitter provides high concentrations of flavanols (antioxidants). It can help to reduce cholesterol levels and protect from heart disease. It may reduce feeling stressed & help to control appetite. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm chocolate cravings?

What are suggested ways to calm chocolate cravings?

See below: Have a small piece -- better than eating whole bar at once. Try to go with dark chocolate. Also, you might want to keep the chocolate in a freezer -- it will definitely take you longer to eat, curbing some of the cravings. You also might want to look at what triggers your cravings -- what triggered your cravings and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

Depends: The higher the concentration of cacao, the less sugar and saturated fat, and the less added artificial ingredients, the healthier chocolate becomes. The same can be said for the crisps. Avoid added ingredients that include chemicals. The bottom line is don't eat too much of either and always avoid added sugars and chemicals. ...Read more

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What is percent or number of semisweet chocolate? 60. 70?

What is percent or number of semisweet chocolate? 60. 70?

Could be either: Semi-sweet is not named on the basis of the chocolate liquor, which can vary, but on the fact that its sugar is 50% of its volume of cocoa. This could be 60 or 70, but it is in the spectrum of bittersweet chocolates. ...Read more

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Is chocolate addictive?

Is chocolate addictive?

Dependence: If you have cravings for chocolate it does not mean you have dependence, because you can go through the day without it. You also unlikely to have withdrawal symptoms. All good things are addictive in some sense. ...Read more

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Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods. ...Read more

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What's a hot chocolate recipe?

As much as I would: Like to help you - I am a physician, not a chef. This site is dedicated to medicine. Try a culinary site. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic eat chocolates?

Can a diabetic eat chocolates?

Diabetes: Most diabetes specialists will tell you that you can have and plan for 'celebration' days. As long as your diabetes is well controlled and you know you will have more sugar on a given day you can plan for that with your other dietary choices and exercise intensity. ...Read more

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Is chocolate milk bad for kids?

Is chocolate milk bad for kids?

Not specifically: Chocolate products have some natural caffeine, which can hype up some kids. There are also issues of allergy that may make this a problem.However, most kids can have a moderate amount of chocolate in their diet, either as candy or milk. ...Read more