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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I smoke catalpa sometimes. Does that count?
    I think tobacco tastes better. I think smoking in general is estrogenic, though, and I don't smoke tobacco because its vasoconstrictive properties promote wrinkles in skin. Though, in elderly, this could promote balance, and tobacco is neuroprotective and increases co2.

    Also, tobacco smoking upregulates NR2B activity:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2587993/

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...at-memory.html
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    My conclusion is that one item can't be cited as the one that keeps you alive for a long time.

    Most likely, we are each genetically programmed to live X years at birth. Can certain habits increase that by a little? Maybe. Can they decrease it? Absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    My conclusion is that one item can't be cited as the one that keeps you alive for a long time.
    Well, obviously.

    I was giving an overly simplistic response to "is it good to eat chocolate every day?"
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    Then why take issue with my overly simplistic response to your overly simplistic response?
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    Did I? No rustled jimmies here.
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    In Asda, the UK's Walmart, I found a nice home brand with ingredients from Ivory Coast and Dominican Republic that does 85% dark without any of the soy crap, and it is only 1GBP per 100g at the moment. I've been eating about 50g a day lately but I'm trying to cut down on it.
    Checked this out as I was in ASDA yesterday. Looked like crap to me I'm afraid. There were a lot of ingredients, including "flavouring". Why would you need that in high-quality chocolate? Do yourself a favour and get the real deal. G&B is only 50p more at the moment.

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    I"ll mix a few melted squares of lindt 90% with a tablespoon of coconut oil and some chopped nuts (sometimes) and then freeze it on some wax paper. I'll munch on pieces of that every few days.

    I keep my chocolate in the freezer but when it's mixed with the oil it starts melting the second you put it in your mouth. Its great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zilog View Post
    Checked this out as I was in ASDA yesterday. Looked like crap to me I'm afraid. There were a lot of ingredients, including "flavouring". Why would you need that in high-quality chocolate? Do yourself a favour and get the real deal. G&B is only 50p more at the moment.
    Yes, you're absolutely right. I somehow missed the "flavourings". Guess you get what you pay for, I've been trying to cut down on the food budget a bit as it does get expensive. This is still a lot better than the Cadbury crap but oh well, back to G&B and Lindt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingPig View Post
    Yes, you're absolutely right. I somehow missed the "flavourings". Guess you get what you pay for, I've been trying to cut down on the food budget a bit as it does get expensive. This is still a lot better than the Cadbury crap but oh well, back to G&B and Lindt.
    And this is one of the reasons I only buy a bar of dark chocolate (I too prefer G&B's) only maybe twice a month at most.

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    My boyfriend and I go through a bar of G&B's 85% between us every 2 days or so, but we've been talking about cutting back, since it's the last food that comes in a package, the last food with a brand name, the last source of caffeine/theobromine, and the last source of added sugar we each cling to... But I like to trust my gut rather than my mind, and while my mind says "hmmm, maybe I should cut out chocolate," my body doesn't seem to respond adversely to chocolate, and it does boast a host of alleged health benefits... I guess even strict natural-food-ists can have a little fun. (Though a chocolate-free week might be a good experiment, just to see if I feel better without it, and because it's been so long since I went without chocolate, that maybe I've forgotten how it feels)

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