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    Okay so I need throw out the dutch processed cocoa powder i've been eating (daily) and replace it with something else.

    I don't want to buy specialty cocoa powder because i'm sick to death of having to order specialty shit off the internet. 9 dollars + 7 dollars shipping for a 6oz can of cocoa powder that won't kill me is ridiculous.

    The only ingredient in Hershey's original cocoa powder is cocoa.

    Please tell me this is okay to eat and not poison and wont kill me.
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    No, don't throw it away, it will not kill you. However you will not get all the benefits from cocoa.

    Read my last post on the other thread.
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    It's certainly not a health food, that's for true. The media loves to tout the heart-healthy effects of cocoa, and I agree that it inhibits LDL oxidation to a degree, but it also has a lot of poisonous junk and so it belongs in the 20% category. Maybe fermentation would help with the poison issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    It's certainly not a health food, that's for true. The media loves to tout the heart-healthy effects of cocoa, and I agree that it inhibits LDL oxidation to a degree, but it also has a lot of poisonous junk and so it belongs in the 20% category. Maybe fermentation would help with the poison issue.
    I commented on something like this in the other thread. I love cocoa powder in my coffee and I love it mixed in with my coconut milk and berries.

    The problem is it seems like every day another food is called "poison" that I regularly consume.

    It's really fucking depressing.

    edit: I'm probably going to continue eating daily cocoa powder, I can't keep giving up foods everytime I read something negative. Life is going to suck if I keep giving everything up.

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    Maybe the depression is caused by the cocoa?

    I think it's somewhat better if hot, so the coffee combo may be better.
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    Chose your poison.
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    I broke down and bought some goddamn Navitas Naturals cocoa powder might as well eat the good stuff if i'm going to eat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    I broke down and bought some goddamn Navitas Naturals cocoa powder might as well eat the good stuff if i'm going to eat it
    ~30$ for 32 oz sounds like a great deal. I'll probably buy that in the future.

    And relax man, you lost 150 pounds. Shit I don't even weight 150 lbs I think. Have some chocolate!
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    I know a bit about cocoa powder (chocolate too) and most of the "natural" cocoa powders are really no different than "conventional". Something like 65% of the world's cocoa comes from West Africa. Dutched cocoa just means that the cocoa was treated to with alkali to mellow the flavor and help it disperse. Natural cocoa is used primarily in baking.

    Cocoa is the source of the antioxident properties in dark chocolate. Chocolate is cocoa, cocoa butter (fat), sugar, vanilla and usually contain trace amounts of soy lecithin as an emulsifier.
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    Conventional cocoa powder is fumigated (sterilized) with propylene oxide. A chemical labeled a “probable human carcinogen” by the EPA. Its use in treating food is banned in Canada, the European Union, and most other countries. Most conventional spices and conventional "raw" almonds are sterilized with Propylene Oxide as well.

    I use Navitas Naturals c-a-c-a-o powder. You can find it at Wholefoods but it's a rip off. You can get it from vitacost.com for under $14/pound.

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