Sins Of Chocolate

 

 

While the saying that liking chocolate is a sin is just a comment borne out of the craving for chocolate there is, in fact, a basis for it.

In the eighteenth century Catholic women drank chocolate to get them through fasting periods. The church leaders then called it a pleasure and consuming chocolate became a sin.

By the way, men crave chocolate almost as much as women do. A recent survey found that 86% of men admit to craving chocolate.

Studies showed that drinking chocolate milk, instead of common sports drinks, improved the performance of bicyclists 49 and 54 percent.

Chocolate is actually very healthful when eaten in small quantities. It helps the heart, eases diarrhea, and a multitude of other health benefits.

Additionally, to catch pesky mice that enter the home, chocolate is one of the best baits there is to use.

For more information:

http://www.moultrieobserver.com/opinion/local_story_244215338.html

http://www.foodweek.com.au/main-features-page.aspx?articleType=ArticleView&articleId=706

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/Chocolate_Is_Healthful.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/Dark_Chocolate_Eases_Diarrhea.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/Chocolate_Good_For_Athletes.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/micecontrol.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
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