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Cocoa Puffs Nutrition Info
Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Caffeine/hot cocoa: Hot cocoa has about the same amount of caffeine as decaf coffee (which still has small amounts of caffeine after processing). If caffeine makes you jittery, you can take the hot cocoa to help stay alert without side effects. If you drink caffeinated coffee or tea regularly, the hot cocoa won't keep you much more awake. ...Read more
Cocoa is not a drug: If you love it - it may seem that it should be regulated, but is's just a liquid food. The average woman takes 47 hrs - man 33 hrs for any food to pass from mouth out of body. Wide variability, so it can be up to 72 hrs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
See below: There are two main types of cocoa powder. Natural cocoa powder is produced using the process detailed above, and it is naturally very strong, slightly acidic, and very dark. Dutched cocoa powder or dutch cocoa is produced by adding an alkali to the press cake to mellow the flavor and make the color less intense.These beans are harvested in large pods which are split open& fermented then roasted. ...Read more
Can i directly apply pure or raw cocoa butter on entire face , which i can purchase from a supermarket and used of cooking ?
Not a good idea.: If you wish to optimize your skin, good sun protection and daily moisture is advised. Greater specifics can be provided by a dermatologist and/or and experienced aesthetician. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ate too much chocolate today. Now I feel all gassy. Is it normal or am I "something" intolerant? Sorry I don't know what it is.. cocoa or something..?
You're normal: Gassiness and flatulence is caused by bacteria in the gut (intestines) processing various nutrients, namely, carbohydrates. Of course chocolate is practically all carbohydrate and so it is not surprising that you feel a bit gassy. Also consider that if you are somewhat constipated, the stool remains longer in the gut, and more time is available for the protection of gas by bacteria. All normal. ...Read more
Yes.: Just keep do not apply it to your eyelids and keep it out of your eyes. Other things to consider: botox can reduce wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Juvederm can help with volume loss and decreasing nasolabial folds. PRP (platelet rich plasma or Vampire Facelift) can help with rejuvenating the facial skin and improving skin tone. Microdermabrasion (especially with PRP) also is good. ...Read more
No: If it helps you to be better about drinking milk to add some chocolate—more power to you. A good compromise is to mix milk with something like powdered chocolate instant breakfast which has slightly less sugar but the cocoa itself does not keep you from absorbing the good qualities milk possesses. Cocoa adds some empty calories and a bit of caffeine but has no chemical effect on milk. Enjoy! ...Read more
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