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What is dark molasses?

What is dark molasses?

See below: Blackstrap molasses is just one type of molasses, the dark liquid byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar. It is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and is therefore the concentrated byproduct left over after the sugar's sucrose has been crystallized. It's used in making beans & gingerbread. ...Read more

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Why is my armpits dark ?

Why is my armpits dark ?

DARK ARMPITS: DARK ARMPITS CAN BE CAUSED BY SHAVING. THEY CAN ALSO OCCUR FROM THE USE OF UNDERARM DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS. PERFUMES AND COLOGNES CAN ALSO CAUSE THIS TYPE OF HYPERPIGMENTATION. THERE IS ALSO A GLANDULAR CONDITION, CALLED ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS,THAT CAN TRIGGER THIS. CHECK WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Why is the outside of my iris darker?

Why is the outside of my iris darker?

Just color: Is it uniformly dark and symmetrical? Then do not worry, its just the coloration of the iris. The outside is thicker and denser. If you have just localized darkness then you need to see an ophthalmologist. ...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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Why is my vision going dark slowly?

Why is my vision going dark slowly?

PLEASE SEE AN EYE: Specialist as soon as possible. Many possibilities, some of them dangerous. ...Read more

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How to not be so afraid of the dark?

How to not be so afraid of the dark?

Cognitive behavioral: Therapy is a great approach for this. ...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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How healthy is 85percent dark chocklate?

How healthy is 85percent dark chocklate?

Pretty healthy: There is evidence that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is healthy when eaten in moderation.... The key is moderation! here are some articles for you to view: http://j.mp/tbce2j (chocolate consumption good); http://j.Mp/tbchev (moderate chocolate consumption lowers risk of stroke); http://j.Mp/tbcz5b (chocolate may help with weight control). http://j.mp/tbd74x (chocolate may help with heart). ...Read more

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Dark paches in my underarms how it remove?

Dark paches in my underarms how it remove?

See derm: See dermatologist to get correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could texting in the dark hurt your eyesight?

Could texting in the dark hurt your eyesight?

No: No. Texting the dark will not hurt your eyes. ...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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My underarms are dark how can I lighten them or fix this?

My underarms are dark how can I lighten them or fix this?

Need to see a doctor: Darkening of the armpits skin can be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate and perhaps check some hormone levels. There may be a relationship to pre-diabetes. Sometimes, there is no disorder, but the darkening is instead runs in the family. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the coloring. ...Read more

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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more

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How come my blood is so dark?

How come my blood is so dark?

Several options: Can indicate significant oxygen extraction by the body, some nutritional variances (like high iron), dehydration (/concentration), and more often than not--if otherwise healthy--is just a normal variant that is ok for you. If worried, ask your dr. ...Read more

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How to remove age dark spots?

How to remove age dark spots?

Combination Therapy: The best way to remove age spots is combination therapy. This includes using topical prescription creams like tretinoin and hydroquinone. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sun block is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing age spots. ...Read more

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What to do for dark underarms?

What to do for dark underarms?

Acanthosis: That sounds like acanthosis nigricans, which is a manifestation of Insulin resistance. I would see your doctor to verify the diagnosis, treatment would be with diabetes medications that increase Insulin sensitivity. ...Read more

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Why my neck is darker and oily?

Poikiloderma of civa: Poikiloderma of civatte is probably the condition you are described as seen in the image here. Gentle exfoliation, sunblock , and laser treatments may help. ...Read more