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Chocolates are beneficial to human beings by: Shane Siy Cha

Shane Siy Cha

on 29 April 2013

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By: Shane Siy Cha CHOCOLATE IS BENEFICIAL TO HUMAN BEINGS DID YOU KNOW? In Conclusion... Chocolate contains small amount of compounds similar to those found in ecstasy, morphine and marijuana. In addition, the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world, known as caffeine, is found in chocolate too. These psychoactive drugs are able to get to our brains, which produces a feeling of euphoria or anger after taking in chocolate -- just like heroin! guilt
glucose swings
mood swings
tooth decay
calories, fat, carbohydrates = obesity Chocolate is bad for your health! DARK CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH! CHOCOLATE (Dark and Chocolate milk) IS VERY BENEFICIAL TO HUMANS NOT ONLY TO CURE A BROKEN HEART, BUT FOR HEALTH AND FAIR TRADE REASONS AS WELL. Sources: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/chocolate-high2.htm
Subjects/Aspects of the topic: Slavery/Fair Trade
Health CHOCOLATE AND SLAVERY use of child labor, human trafficking and slavery on West African cocoa farms
children aged 7-16
to support their families
children are sold or abducted
lifestyle given is inhumane
physical violence
locked in at night
sleeping on wooden planks
no access to clean water and sanitary bathrooms
Aly Diabate's story
Sources: http://www.foodispower.org/slavery_chocolate.php
Fairtrade Producers: small family farms organised in cooperatives or associations which they own and govern
given opportunities such as education, health services, processing equipment and loans to members
The Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium
No forced labour of any kind!
The Toledo Cacao Growers' Association (TCGA)
prices of crops fell to less than half its former value but,
Fairtrade certification increased their confidence in the market
Sources: http://www.fairtrade.net/cocoa.html
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/producers/cacao/toledo_cacao_growers_association_belize/default.aspx GUILT overindulging in chocolate when you're down can sometimes leave you feeling worse
feeling guilt after eating chocolates
guilt responses are induced by negative food-related cognitions GLUCOSE SWINGS sweetened chocolate contains lots of sugar, which produces glucose swings
linked with the development of:
type 2 diabetes MOOD SWINGS Causes swings in level of endorphins thus producing mood swings and carbohydrate cravings ACNE People always like to believe that eating too much chocolates can give acne TOOTH DECAY because of the fermentable sugar present in chocolate
OBESITY AND REDUCTION OF HEALTH BENEFITS A tremendous amount of sugar and fat added to the chocolate to stretch the product
High calories in chocolate
Milk interfering with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate
Milk, sugar and butter in chocolate? Good for your taste buds but not always good for your health Sources: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/26/chocolate.depression/index.html
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/benefits-of-chocolate?page=0 Cost: $4.65 USD or 3 pounds
increase in shopping bill EXPENSES IT IS NOT THAT EXPENSIVE! Spending more for a premium brand of chocolate might be rewarded by improved quality life! Sources: http://www.healthspan.co.uk/articles/is-chocolate-good-for-you-the-pros-and-cons/ Sources: http://www.healthspan.co.uk/articles/is-chocolate-good-for-you-the-pros-and-cons/ 1. It is good for your skin! Acne? That's a myth!
One of the most popular forms of beautification and skin treatment
Caffeine in chocolate can stimulate the skin
Good results!
Sun protection Sources: http://www.weblearn.eu/learning-the-health-benefits-of-chocolate-when-you-visit-the-chocolatier-diary/chocolate_1531988c/#main
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/benefits-of-chocolate?page=0 2. Brain improvement in brain function
increases blood flow to the brain
has several chemical compounds that has a positive effect on cognitive health
encourages brain to release endorphins
boosts your brain power
increases brain levels Sources: http://www.weblearn.eu/learning-the-health-benefits-of-chocolate-when-you-visit-the-chocolatier-diary/chocolate_1531988c/#main
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/benefits-of-chocolate?page=0 3. Heart Contains POLYPHENOLS and FLAVONOIDS
Could cut the risk of coronary heart disease by a massive of 76%
Can help lower blood pressure, heart attack and stroke by 39%
Improves blood flow and may prevent formation of blood clot
Gives better cardiovascular outcomes
Sources: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/benefits-of-chocolate?page=0
http://www.healthspan.co.uk/articles/is-chocolate-good-for-you-the-pros-and-cons/ 4. MUSCLES Low-fat chocolate milk
helps repair and rebuild muscles
lowers level of CREATINE KINASE
helpful for athletes
has nutrients that sports drinks don't
high-quality protein and carbohydrates
fluids for rehydration
effective, affordable and enjoyable Sources: http://www.naturalnews.com/029013_chocolate_milk_muscle_recovery.html#ixzz2Rf27MjGU
5. Emotions has the same effect with antidepressants
lowers frequencies of depression
eases emotional stress
gives soothing, mellow and yet euphoric effect
Caffeine in chocolate helps release pleasure-producing chemicals
THEOBROMINE Sources: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/26/chocolate.depression/index.html
http://www.healthspan.co.uk/articles/is-chocolate-good-for-you-the-pros-and-cons/ 6. Others Rich in OLIGOMERS which can prevent harmful LDL Cholesterol
Low glycemic index
Helps with weight loss
helps relief cough
reduces stress
prevents diabetes
relieves diarrhea
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