Chocolate in Small Doses

This morning I was watching Modern Marvels on the History Channel. The show was all about Chocolate and and that even though it is decadent it is actually good for you. They had a Yale University medical researcher on discussing the antioxidants in chocolate. At the end of his segment he said of course eating too much chocolate is bad and ‘the dose makes the poison’. Years ago, one of my doctors was a marathon runner that was careful about everything he ate. He said that he would eat a small amount of dark chocolate after his evening meal. I probably never be as exact about what I eat as he was but, it does help me to remember that the dose is the problem. I have always loved Ghiradelli Chocolate when we lived in Oakland, years ago, we would take our visitors over to Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco. It was great fun to watch them make chocolate and then go order some decedent dessert.  I miss having Ghiradelli chocolate but we found a good substitute its called  Enjoy Life chocolate. It is sold at Publix and Winn Dixie and Whole Foods in and around Birmingham. It is free of the 8 common food allergies and we still get to have chocolate, in a relatively small dose.


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