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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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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 a lot of chocolate bad?

Is eating a lot of chocolate bad?

May cause wt gain: It may cause weight gain if you eat lot of chocolate daily. ...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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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

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Why is it bad to give chocolate to babies?

Why is it bad to give chocolate to babies?

Food allergy: The intestines of a newborn are still maturing for the first year after birth.Introduction of such items as egg white and chocolate before the first birthday has been shown to trigger development of a food allergy to such items which develops over time & can have a negative effect on the kids quality of life. ...Read more

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Is it true that chocolate is bad for your skin?

Is it true that chocolate is bad for your skin?

No: Chocolate is not bad for your skin. This is a common myth. But too much may be bad for your waist size if you eat too much of it. :-). ...Read more

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Is eating 90% dark chocolate an hour before bed bad for you?

Is eating 90% dark chocolate an hour before bed bad for you?

Benefits: I agree with dr. Lawson that eating late at night is not a healthy trend. However, eating dark chocolate which is bitter (at least 75% dark chocolate) provides high concentrations of flavanols (antioxidants). It can help to reduce cholesterol levels & protect from heart & live rdisease. It may reduce feeling stressed & help to control appetite. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Probably not: Candy supplies calories and little else. If the amount of calories which you eat prior to going to bed, does not exceed your needs there is no harm. Some feel that eating late, candy or otherwise, contributes to acid reflux and the development of esophageal disorders, so you might consider eating the candy, if you must do so, earlier in the evening. ...Read more

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I'm worried about getting diabetes, I usually eat decently but lately have eaten bad, I still have chocolate and chips to eat, I don't want to waste?

I'm worried about getting diabetes, I usually eat decently but lately have eaten bad, I still have chocolate and chips to eat, I don't want to waste?

Diabetes: Unlikely to get diabetes but you should see a doctor who will help you control your blood sugar if needed.
Eating "bad" is not a good idea!

PS: I grew up in Sydney and had a good time before I left for America after graduation in Sydney. Have been back a few times and enjoying life! ...Read more

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Is eating too much chocolate or chocolate spread bad?

Is eating too much chocolate or chocolate spread bad?

Moderation: Moderation is the best thing dark chocolate is good still limit portion. ...Read more

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Is dark choclate bad for you? Which is the best kind of chocolate?

Is dark choclate bad for you? Which is the best kind of chocolate?

Health benefits: Eating dark chocolate which is bitter provides high concentrations of flavanols (antioxidants). It is best if at least 75% dark chocolate. 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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Does chocolate increase bad cholesterol?

Does chocolate increase bad cholesterol?

Yes and no: Flavanoids, the healthy chemicals found in things like red wine and cocoa have been shown to marginally lower cholesterol and possibly lower the risk of coronary disease.

But chocolate also contains cholesterol raising fats, sugar, and milk.

For the most benefit and least risk, choose chocolate high in cocoa solids and enjoy in moderation. As little as 1/4oz daily may protect from inflammation. ...Read more

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Can chocolate be used in treating bad circulation?

Can chocolate be used in treating bad circulation?

Adjunctively: Chocolate contains many compounds that appear to have a positive cardiovascular effect. The higher the percentage of cacao, the more potent the apparent benefit. While chocolate may be beneficial, there are no studies demonstrating it as an effective single agent therapy to treat significant underlying cardiovascular disorders. In addition, additional ingredients like sugar can cause worsening. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go to bed 3 minutes after drinking a cup of hot chocolate?

Not necessarily: Without knowing what your concern is, it's hard to give you a meaningful answer. Just straight up "is it bad"? The answer would be no... But more information on what you concern is might help you get a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a chocolate addiction, and would that be bad for one's health?

Is there such a thing as a chocolate addiction, and would that be bad for one's health?

Yes: People can become addicted to almost anything. Eating sweets such as chocolate is immediately soothing which is often seen in people with food addictions. The question you should ask yourself is,whether it is interfering with your life or,your health. Is your weight and blood sugar ok? Do you miss work because of binge eating,chocolate the night,before. If so, talk with someone. ...Read more

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I got sun burnt really bad today! my skin looks vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry! is there any good way to heal my skin?

I got sun burnt really bad today! my skin looks vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry! is there any good way to heal my skin?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Are veggie sausages containing soya protein isolate n soya protein bad to eat say if u had 4 would that be too much soya. Also chocolate in one day?

Are veggie sausages containing soya protein isolate n soya protein bad to eat say if u had 4 would that be too much soya. Also chocolate in one day?

A few thoughts: First, everything in moderation. Soy/textured vegetable protein (TVP) is a good product with a lot of protein/low cost. But TVP is highly manufactured and subjected to high heat etc in processing. TVP causes GI side effects in some people and is reported to mimic estrogen effects in women. Most also contains MSG. Can not really call it a health food..OK in moderation/2-3 servings per day. ...Read more

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Bad cough after eating chocolate?

Bad cough after eating chocolate?

Various reasons: There a a few different reasons for the cough after eating chocolate. If you tend to have alot of mucus in the back of your throat from allergy or infection then the chocolate can thicken the mucus and trigger a cough. Occasionally patients who are allergic to dairy will have an allergic reaction to milk chocolate. If the symptom continues it may be time to see and allergist. ...Read more

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Does eating chocolate like milk add to your bad cholesterol?

Does eating chocolate like milk add to your bad cholesterol?

Yes and no: Flavanoids, the healthy chemicals found in things like red wine and cocoa have been shown to marginally lower cholesterol and possibly lower the risk of coronary disease.

But chocolate also contains cholesterol raising fats, sugar, and milk.

For the most benefit and least risk, choose chocolate high in cocoa solids and enjoy in moderation. As little as 1/4oz daily may protect from inflammation. ...Read more

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I have end stage cirrocis of the liver. Is chocolate bad for me?

I have end stage cirrocis of the liver. Is chocolate bad for me?

No: There is no contraindication in eating chocolate and cirrhosis. However it is very important to eat a healthy diet low in salt (<2gram/day) and high with good protein sources. ...Read more

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I am 31 years of age, i weigh about 67 kilos, i eat about 100 g of chocolate a day, is it bad for my health in any way?

I am 31 years of age, i weigh about 67 kilos, i eat about 100 g of chocolate a day, is it bad for my health in any way?

You're fine: Maybe somebody else will find some reason for concern but i certainly won't. Truth be told, life's too short and too difficult for us to trouble one another about things that do no obvious harm. If you're physically fit, not substance-abusing, have reasonable blood work ; are treating others decently, you're doing better than many of your peers. Enjoy your chocolate. ...Read more