Cholocates at night
7 Feb 07
no probls. Recent studies have suggested that cocoa or dark chocolate may possess certain beneficial effects on human health. Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of the flavonoids epicatechin and gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardio protective properties. Cocoa possesses a significant antioxidant action, protecting against LDL oxidation, perhaps more than other polyphenol antioxidant rich foods and beverages. Processing cocoa with alkali destroys most of the flavonoids. Some studies have also observed a modest reduction in blood pressure and flow mediated dilation after consuming approximately 100g of dark chocolate daily. There has even been a fad diet named, "Chocolate diet", that emphasizes eating chocolate and cocoa powder in capsules. However, consuming milk chocolate or white chocolate, or drinking milk with dark chocolate, appears to largely negate the health benefit. Chocolate is also a calorie-rich food with a high fat content, so daily intake of chocolate also requires reducing caloric intake of other foods. Two-thirds of the fat in chocolate comes in the forms of a saturated fat called stearic acid and a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. However, unlike other saturated fats, stearic acid does not raise levels of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. Consuming relatively large amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa does not seem to raise serum LDL cholesterol levels; some studies even find that it could lower them. NOW WHAT ARE U WAITING FOR!!!! EAT IT OUT
5 Feb 07
Chocolates are okay to eat during the night... or any time of the day... But I heard too much of these cause pimples. So, if you are conscious about the way you look, let this be a warning... THese are fattening too, but guess what? I dont really care because chocolates for me is like my soul... hahaha... can't live without 'em!
2 Feb 07
i just don't know if it affects but, i have been eating chocolates many nights now, and i still get a good sleep, and wake up by to the time i want.. chocolates makes you feel full and does not easily makes you hungry because it takes a couple of hours for it to be digested.. so if ever you are going to eat some at night, do it at an earlier time before going to sleep.. going to sleep with your tummy not yet finished digesting the food may cause pancreatism, i think.. i just don't know about all these, if there are doctors and other medical professionals out there, they can be of big help..
• United States
2 Feb 07
It is not good to eat chocolate at night, it has caffine in it. The old thing of hot chocolate at night and orange juice in the morning is messed up. Orange juice has a cemical in it that will actually help you sleep. Of course I'll take chocolate anytime day or night = I am a true chocoholic :) One of my favorite web pages: http://byfaithonly.com/Inspiration/Chocolate.html