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51. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I had to turn them down....seems I had two truck-loads of chocolates to hide...;)

52. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

And, we know how hard that can be in the Arizona heat!!!!! ;)

53. Posted by travelblog (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

mmmmm... hot chocolate. if it helps the cause i'll take some. feel free to teleport it to my office. lol

54. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

On a serious note. Saw on the TV that hot cocoa has large amounts of anti-oxidants (that means it's good for you). Not sure about the rest of the chocolate family.

55. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Now, take a look at what I've found...this is great news for everyone! Study by Cornell University, 2003:

Sweet! Hot cocoa really is good for you. Sip a steaming mug of hot cocoa and you'll get more disease-fighting antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea, report researchers from Cornell University.

Cocoa's antioxidants are almost two times stronger than red wine, two to three times stronger than green tea, and four to five times stronger than black tea, reports Science Daily. Antioxidants--vitamins C and E and beta carotene--are widely believed to fight cancer, heart disease, and aging. They may even help stave off the memory-robbing Alzheimer's disease.

The Cornell study is the most extensive comparison yet of the total antioxidant content of cocoa, wine, and tea, arguably the world's most popular drinks after water. There's just one problem with all this: Scientists know antioxidants are essential for our good health and longevity, but they don't yet know how much we need every day.

...last sentence..."THEY DONT YET KNOW HOW MUCH WE NEED EVERY DAY...". I volunteer CC for a test!

56. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting travelblog

mmmmm... hot chocolate. if it helps the cause i'll take some. feel free to teleport it to my office. lol

Only if you will sip it through a straw...

57. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

...last sentence..."THEY DONT YET KNOW HOW MUCH WE NEED EVERY DAY...". I volunteer CC for a test!

I have been doing my own testing for 20 plus years.......My findings?
For some people...chocolate is like oxygen....They can't survive without it! ;)

58. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

love the way he set up a thread about how we talk about chocolate so much and it has ended in a three page discussion about.....

chocolate

Now we are in a 6th page and the last post I read is from a chocoddict/chocoholic herself. Cupcake!

59. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

So, would Cocoa Tea be full of antioxidants as well then?

Hmm...must increase chocolate intake. I dont think I'm getting enough antioxidants these days.

60. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I just told someone these news here in the office...guess what she gave me?