Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Beyond, Jul 14, 2013.
Yes, it was Scharffen Berger 82% that tasted so bad to me.
I signed a campaign promising to boycott Lindt until they start using ethical production methods.
Now I can't remember if it was child slaves picking the beans or their refusal to use sustainable forests for their packaging. I think it might have been the latter, because I wouldn't have forgotten if it had been child slaves.
But I'm still boycotting them. I've boycotted Nestle for donkey's years too - getting harder and harder as they get bigger and bigger and hiding the fact that they now own something.
Cadbury's choccie has gone all horrible and gritty and has a bad taste since it got taken over recenttly.
I see... The Cocoa Addicts have taken over. I must retreat now.
Ooh, why? You started it - you should stay and feel superior to us, not being an addict yourself.
I am an addict to way too many things to feel superior haha
I ate about 50mg of dark chocolate (78%) yesterday and it gave me a really bad reaction, an almost immediate increase in heart rate, and low blood pressure. Today I feel like I do after drinking too much alcohol (headache etc).
Does anyone know which ingredient of chocolate triggers these symptoms? I have hyper POTS.
I thought about histamine, but then I do not get the same effects from other foods like cheese etc.
Don't know. I realised dark chocolate gives me migraines (as do other foods high in tyramine). I haven't noticed that it makes my OI worse, though (I have NMH).
Perhaps the theophylline from the cocoa.
It could be the tyramine. The same night I was eating ricotta and parmesan, both high in tyramine... It also regulates blood pressure.
On the other hand, if I understand that correctly, POTS people have a blunted response to tyramine. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200002243420803 and https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=adc&doc=4792
The first study is on a single patient and the second on a subset with congenital problems - maybe not generally representative?
I love the stuff, but it's been worsening my migraines.
There are many reasons for this - all valid.
One salient possibility is that cocoa increases nitric oxide in the body.
Nitric oxide is necessary for many functions, but too much can be neurotoxic.
Tada! 100% - Willlie's Pure Gold Cacao! Yuck!
In fairness I think your supposed to cook with it & liven it up with something like chilli rather than have it with a cuppa.
I eat dark choc every day and I flatly refuse to give it up. I recently saw a haematologist because of iron probs and he queried my diet & then asked about chocolate. I told him I ate dark choc every day and he queried how much. I had my stubborn face on & told him a "few" squares all ready for an argument. "Very good!" he says. "Have more!"
Giddy YoYo Raw cacao paste and powder. I heat it up on a double broiler, add brown rice syrup (sweetner), coconut oil until melted in and refrigerate. I sometimes make whole desserts with the raw chocolate.
I love dark chocolate. Though, it does give me a funny sluggish nauseous feeling if I eat more than one square. I have never tasted raw cacao paste and the recipe with coconut oil made my mouth watering!
I remember tasting cacao beans and a chicken recipe made with the cacao paste. They were both absolutely delicious. Can you buy cacao beans online? Or in shops?
I can find these at my local health food store, but I buy mine mostly online because I can get discount codes and free shipping.
As much as I love chocolate I can't eat too much of it. I get a headache as well and it irritates my gut.
One Christmas about 10 years ago a neighbour gave me a basket full of chocolates. It was really lovely of my neighbour to do that and I was so delighted but..."oh, please, no one do that to me again, please" LOL. I did not feel good and was so glad when I got to the end of it.
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