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    Question Too much cocoa?

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    I have alot of cocoa powder everyday in desserts and instead of coffee, what are the dangers of doing this and what is a safe limit?

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    I wouldn't be worried about cocoa itself, more about these desserts. Any sweeteners, or too much dairy? What kind of desserts are we talking about?

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    What brand cocoa are you using?

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    Never sweeteners of dairy in the desserts. Usually banana ice cream or with coconut milk or I make my own chocolate with coconut oil mixed with cocoa powder and set hard. I am just using a standard tesco cocoa powder. I swear Im a REAL chocoholic, I wondered if there are actually any known downsides to too much. I banned myself from eating actual chocolate even the 100% stuff cos I just went overboard, all or nothing lol
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    What brand is a good one and where do you purchase it? I looked at two grocery stores in town and Trader Joe's (they had none) and all I could find was Hershey's. At least I got Hershey's dark cocoa, but I know it's not the best. I don't eat it often, but I'd like to get a hold of some good stuff - do I have to go to Whole Foods or health food store? I also haven't been able to find coconut oil or flour, but I think I can find them at Whole Foods (about 40 min away, so I don't go often -- have only been primal for about a month now).

    Let me know what brand you all like -- thanks!

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    I too am a victim of Tesco cocoa

    High in carbs, and addictive are the problems I've found... also cocoa is a bean so technically not primal anyway. Meh.

    If you're not looking to lose weight and are happy with things as they are, I think you'll be okay. Just keep an eye on it if things go a bit wierd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    I too am a victim of Tesco cocoa

    High in carbs, and addictive are the problems I've found... also cocoa is a bean so technically not primal anyway. Meh.

    If you're not looking to lose weight and are happy with things as they are, I think you'll be okay. Just keep an eye on it if things go a bit wierd?
    Despite the term "bean" being in the name, cacao is apparently an evergreen tree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobroma_cacao
    Don't think it's a legume, which makes me happy.
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    Well... consider me edumacated

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    I am impressed that you guys can eat it without sweetener. Whenever I put a tsp or 2 into whipping cream, it's SO SO SO bitter!

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    I'm just curious, is cocoa powder just ground up unsweetened bitter chocolate? If you mix some cocoa powder in milk, does it create a half decent "chocolate milk"?

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