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Great question: We welcome questions about healthful eating at healthtap. 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
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Why do I choke on all chocolate. It can be hot chocolate the drink, chocolate candy, chocolate tootsie rolls any chocolate? Not cakes or cup cakes
Pretty good : Avocados have a very healthy fat that is great for the body and skin. Bananas are high in potassium and calm the brain with tryptophan. Peanut butter is ok, but get an organic brand with cashews instead. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and exercise. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more
Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that you shouldn't eat sugary foods( bread, jam, chocolate spread, honey...) for breakfast?
Balanced diet: Sugary foods alone for breakfast, do not give you a balanced nutrition for the rest of the day. A small amount of protien, and fruit fiber will buffer the high sugar content foods and carbohydrates. Honey is different though as it is largely fructose anad other natural sugars and much better than foods with refined white sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is plain chicken breast, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower, mushrooms, and sweet potato a human healthy dinner?
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
Nutella vs PB: Nutella is made with hazelnuts; pb is made with peanuts. To compare, check the nutrition facts: the protein, fat and carbohydrate content, and the calories. Both of these are vegetarian, so healthier than a lot of animal products, but also look for added sugar, which raises the calories and is less healthy. Lower fat and sugar and calories and higher protein is healthier. Brands may differ. ...Read more
I tried looking up: 'choco coffee' & it does not appear to be a proprietary blend. With that said- I am not aware of any contraindication to this plan. ...Read more
No: We are all different, and react differently to foods and other things in the environment. If certain foods cause trouble for you, then your options are to either avoid them or try to reduce your sensitivity with homeopathic treatment: www.Bookonhealing.Com. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No joking here: There is no such medical list or answer to your question. If you include the calories from the oil or other product the egg was 'fried' in they you could maybe have a conversation. But, an egg is an egg is an egg is an egg. The calories are the same. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fine: Diabetics and non-diabetic patients can eat "diabetic foods." Enjoy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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