View Full Version : Is Raw Chocolate Bad?
02-17-2007, 01:20 AM
Alissa, any thoughts on this article?
Personally, I have experienced no bad affects at all with raw cacao.
Of course, I eat it in moderation... I don't just sit and pop brownies all day long...:D
02-17-2007, 01:25 AM
I had no problems with it until they diagnosed with with GERD and now all it takes is one bite and I'm feeling it. So for me it's bad!
02-17-2007, 02:03 AM
I had GERD and it was resolved with this diet.
Just simply went away... only comes back when I eat SAD.
:::thinking::: or raw cauliflower...
02-17-2007, 09:26 AM
I read this article a few months prior to getting Shazzie's Naked Chocolate book. Some of his findings are addressed in the book. I think it's a matter of opinion on this one. I love chocolate and am not going to give it up. I will buy the really good stuff though.
I think it's one of the highly debated topics on raw food. There's always a difference of opinion. And yes, some people get sick off raw chocolate. And for them, perhaps laying off chocolate is best for those people. I don't agree we should be having chocolate with every meal or anything. I met Paul Nisson recently and i was really moved by his stories but I just disagree with him on this issue to the extent he is portraying it. :)
05-20-2007, 02:22 PM
what is gerd?? and unfortunately im one of those "people" who get sick off of raw chocolate. i only by the best raw chocolate you can get and i just started expirmenting with it and became hooked and yesterday i got so sick after eating it i thought i was going to vomit!
05-20-2007, 02:53 PM
I use chocolate but consider it a treat rather than an optimum food.
I would prefer not to use it but it is one of those things that help me to stay raw so I keep it to a minimum.
05-20-2007, 03:19 PM
OH MY !!! Whatever, I can only speak for myself. I have been consuming 1-3 TBLS of RAW cocao daily in shakes or homemade chocolate. I WAS depressed and no longer am. I was constantly Nauteous and NO longer am. I was in pain and NO longer am. I did have anxiety+PVC's heart racing PANIC attacks And NO longer have any of those things. Is raw cocao bad,,,, maybe for some but not for ME !:eek: :D :D :D
05-20-2007, 03:36 PM
OK, I posted my comment on that link and it posted it like 4 TIMES once without my own name :confused: :confused: Well it was not my fault grrrrrrrrr:(
05-21-2007, 11:44 AM
I'm with Solace on this one - raw cacao makes my day.:D I have it no more than once a day and have experienced no ill side effects. Cooked chocolate, on the other hand, gives me headaches and makes me jittery, but I haven't experienced any of this with the raw version.
I will say, though, that you need to buy the best raw cacao you can. I don't want to name names here, but if you email me, I will tell you who I recommend...and who I don't! I bought some very bad chocolate awhile ago that made me feel terrible.:p
This is just one of those things you have to experiment with and discover what works for your body.
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