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Doctor insights on: Is It Better To Eat Chocolate In The Morning

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Is it healthy to eat dark chocolate early in the morning (even for breakfast)?

Go for it!: Health is affected by what foods you eat and how much. When you eat anything makes no difference. In past history in Europe and the Americas (and maybe elsewhere) strong cocoa was a common breakfast drink. If you like chocolate in the morning, feel free! ...Read more

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Know you can't eat sweets and chocolate, but in a morning I have sugar in my tea and porridge. Is this okay?

Know you can't eat sweets and chocolate, but in a morning I have sugar in my tea and porridge. Is this okay?

Limit sugars!: All thing in moderation including sugar.You did not say how much you use. In general it is a good habit to learn to reduce the use of sugar in your diet. Natural sweetners, such as stevia, are on option. Use them sparingly as the more sweets you eat the more you tend to crave them. Do finish your meal with a healthy glass of water to help neutralize the acids bacteria produce from digesting sugar. ...Read more

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If I get my chocolate fix in the morning, will the caffeine still keep me awake at night?

If I get my chocolate fix in the morning, will the caffeine still keep me awake at night?

Caffeine in chocolat: There really isn't that my much caffeine in chocolate, but there is some. There is also a related substance, theobromine. The half life of caffeine can range from 3-12 hours, meaning that with a single dose of chocolate in the morning at 7am, if you are on the 12-hour side, you will still have 1/2 of the caffeine around. Given the small amounts, it is not likely that it would keep you awake. ...Read more

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I ate a banana chocolate chip muffin last night that tasted funny. This morning I looked at the muffins and they were all moldy(white fuzz). Dangerous?

I ate a banana chocolate chip muffin last night that tasted funny. This morning I looked at the muffins and they were all moldy(white fuzz). Dangerous?

Not Dangerous: Most likely you will be fine. Most food borne illnesses show symptoms within the first 12-24 hours. Mold generally will not cause too much difficulty if eaten in small quantities. ...Read more

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Hello good morning, can I take a chocolate protein powder during pregnancy? Thanks

Hello good morning, can I take a chocolate protein powder during pregnancy? Thanks

Probably ok: You do need more protein during pregnancy, so amping up your intake is a good idea. Food sources are best, but a protein shake is probably ok. There is no definitive evidence of safety, however. You should watch for herbal additives in the shake; some, including anise and licorice root among others, may not be a good idea in pregnancy. Ask you doctor or midwife to review the label. Good wishes! ...Read more

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Hello. I had some spinach last night and ate chocolate with nuts ..and this morning got black stool loose one ..and alot of gas i have hemorrhoids 2

Hello. I had some spinach last night and ate chocolate with nuts ..and this morning got black stool loose one ..and alot of gas i have hemorrhoids 2

Black stools spinach: Most likely due to spinach. Hemorrhoids do not cause black stools. But easy to test for blood by taking sample to your Dr. Tell your team. ...Read more

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I keep sneezing when I get up in the morning. It's 10-15 minutes of misery, runny nose and eyes. I also sneeze when I have curd or chocolate. Reason?

I keep sneezing when I get up in the morning. It's 10-15 minutes of misery, runny nose and eyes. I also sneeze when I have curd or chocolate. Reason?

Other symptoms?: If not, it's probably an allergy of some sort. If it's not too troubling, ignore it. If it is, consider testing and treatment or anti-histamine pills. Best! ...Read more

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I need something sweet in work.Is it better to eat dark or brown chocolate?

I need something sweet in work.Is it better to eat dark or brown chocolate?

Darker the better: Chocolate is actually good for you but the sugar added to it is not. Thus, the chocolate with the least amount of sugar is the healthiest. Look for bars that have at lease 70% cocoa content- even higher is better! ...Read more

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How much chocolate can I eat everyday?

How much chocolate can I eat everyday?

Zero: Chocolate is not a food. It has become a hedonistic ritual. The chocolate bean is bitter and chocolate makers add loads of sugar to create the famous (and addictive) taste. It should be used only as an occasional treat and in a small dose. ...Read more

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Is it common to eat a chocolate bar everyday?

Is it common to eat a chocolate bar everyday?

For some folks it is: People with low serotonin levels can be particularly heavy chocolate consumers. ...Read more

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What should i eat in the morning to stay active??

What should i eat in the morning to stay active??

Protein: Great question! Always eat a good breakfast, or you'll 'hit the wall' late AM; your body will use stored sugar til then, but we don't store much sugar- (we store sugar as fat). Once your body runs out of sugar, you begin to break down your muscle and bone, and that's BAD! Eat some complex carbohydrates and protein-rich foods, avoid sugary foods, and hydrate; you'll have energy all morning long! ...Read more

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How often should you eat chocolate and how much of it should you eat?

How often should you eat chocolate and how much of it should you eat?

Delicious: Chocolate is one of the delights of being alive. The downside is that in most forms it carries some amount of calories with it. As long as you are mindful of the calorie content, go ahead and indulge. ...Read more

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What to eat when you have morning sickness?

What to eat when you have morning sickness?

Morning sickness: I agree with dr. Fowler, but be careful if consume large quantities when taking blood thinners or have gallstones or intestinal problems. Best is ginger tea. ...Read more

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I have a cellulits because i eat a lot of chocolates.What the better way to get it.

I have a cellulits because i eat a lot of chocolates.What the better way to get it.

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen, tender) . It is caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. Chocolate not a cz ! ...Read more

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Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. ...Read more

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