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Today, chocolates of every description are legal, unscheduled and readily available over the counter. So should we ask ourself "is chocolate a healthy drug"?. Some 50% of women reportedly claim to prefer chocolate to sex, though this response may depend on the attributes of the interviewer.

More than 300 different constituent compounds in chocolate have been identified. Chocolate clearly delivers far more than a brief sugar high. Yet its psychochemical effects in the central nervous system are poorly understood but associated with health and wellness benefits.



Dogs and Chocolate

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Monday, 15 December 2008 19:45
Chocolate poisoning in dogs is the first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking about natural poisons to dogs, something that most households have lying around the house. Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate candy bars, etc., are in just about every kitchen and yet it is one of the most lethal substances a dog can ingest.
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Dark Chocolate Might Reduce Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 21:05

CHICAGO - A small study suggests that eating dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure - a delicious instance in which something that tastes good might, for a change, be good for you, too. The short study would need to be confirmed in larger, longer-term ones before doctors could recommend treatment with chocolate, researchers say.

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Felice Chocolate: The Key to Eternal Youth?

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 21:04

German confectioner claims to have come up with the first anti-ageing chocolates. Adolf Andersen from Hamburg developed the chocolates with Dr Michael Kentze, from the Munich-based Kentze Institute for Age-Prevention Medicine.

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Dark Chocolate may Fight off Heart Attacks

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 21:03

By LEE BOWMAN,
Scripps Howard News Service

BOSTON (February 17, 2002 9:04 a.m. EST) - There's more evidence that cocoa rich in cholesterol-battling antioxidants helps ward off some of the factors associated with heart attacks and stroke, scientists lecturing here Friday during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science said.

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Chocolate & Cocoa: Health and Nutrition

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 21:00

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chocolate Answered in Book, Chocolate & Cocoa: Health and Nutrition

If something tastes that good, it must be bad for you. A team of world-renowned scientists disproves this theory when it comes to chocolate in the soon-to-be-released book Chocolate and Cocoa: A Review of Health and Nutrition. The book, commissioned by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and produced in cooperation with the International Cocoa Research Foundation (ICREF), the educational foundation of the American Cocoa Research Institute (ACRI), discusses the latest research on the potential benefits of chocolate and cocoa.

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Chocolate : the Psychoactive Cocktail

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 20:59

Chocolate is a psychoactive food. It is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The cacao tree was named by the 17th century Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. The Greek term theobroma means literally "food of the gods". Chocolate has also been called the food of the devil; but the theological basis of this claim is obscure.

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Chocolate Spa: Cleansed by Chocolate

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 20:58

At the Chocolate Spa, Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta, chocolate is not just a treat to eat but an innovative spa treatment, writes HARRIS GAFFIN.  An attractive young woman strolls into the spa at the five star Dharmawangsa Hotel, in Jakarta. She is a well-to-do lady and has been to spas all over Asia. She is here because there is one treatment she has never had and it can only be found here, at the exclusive club on the other side of the pool. 

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A Spa for the Chocolate Lover

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Sunday, 05 October 2008 20:54

In the rolling hills of Hershey, Pennsylvania, nestled atop Pat's Hill overlooking the majestic Formal Gardens lies The Spa at THE HOTEL HERSHEY, a haven with innovative and relaxing spa services, where you will enjoy old world elegance, timeless sophistication and the unmistakable touch of Hershey.

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