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Drug slang A regional street term for any dark abuse substance—opium, amphetamine, marijuana
Nutrition A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol; 1/3 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which increases cholesterol

chocolate

A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol;13 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which ↑ cholesterol. See Chocolate craving, Cf Carob Drug slang A regional street term for opium; amphetamine; marijuana.

Patient discussion about chocolate

Q. Is it possible to be addicted to chocolate? I love chocolate and eat at least a bar a day. Does this mean I am addicted to it?

A. few of my friends are addicted to dark chocolate, the really dark once. But I do believe its easy to quit (if you can resist that good taste), one of my friend eat dark chocolate just to help her fall asleep, which is very weird. But after she cured her sleeping problem she stopped eating.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. What is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints…? Hi, I am a chocolate lover and wanted to know what is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints….?

A. i love chocolate. i especially like dark, concentrated chocolates. so i looked it up to find some medical info about it. i encountered this article in pubmed:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121490920/PDFSTART

i'm not sure you'll have access to it but it generally gives a list of beneficial virtues of chocolate- increase cell survival and such . but all this experiments done on rats and with a great amount of chocolate.

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INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g pack fresh or frozen readyrolled puff pastry, thawed Flour, for rolling125g luxury Belgian plain chocolate, roughly chopped 1 egg, beaten, to glaze Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Tip: Once turned out, garnish the parfait with fruits Ingredients: * 200 g plain chocolate * 2 1/2 dl double cream * 4 fresh eggs * 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
to decorate, melt the To decorate, melt the milk and plain chocolate milk and plain chocolate in individual bowls over a in individual bowls over a pan of hot water or in the pan of hot water or in the microwave and drizzle microwave and drizzle over the cakes.
We've combined it with truffle to make a fudgy, crumbly centre, and used white, milk and our rich 70% plain chocolate, to create an irresistible collection for anyone who likes soft, rich toffee flavours," said Jeremy Moore from House of Dorchester.
Beneath the crest, the words 'Cadbury's Superior Culinary Plain Chocolate' are written.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE Ingredients 1lb sugar 150mls milk 150g butter 100g plain chocolate 50g clear honey Method 1.
QI've heard that plain chocolate can contain milk even though it's not listed in the ingredients.
Plain chocolate is naturally rich in flavanols, plant chemicals that are believed to protect the heart.
Use plenty of cocoa powder for dusting; 100ml, (3 1/2 fl oz), gin, plus one tablespoon; 40g, (11/2oz), plain chocolate, broken up; 200ml, (7 fl oz), dry vermouth.
An hour after eating, their blood plasma was tested for antioxidants and plain chocolate was found to boost levels by nearly 20 per cent.
Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit 150g salted butter, softened 80g light brown muscovado sugar 80g granulated sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 225g plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp salt 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks 1 Heat the oven to 190C/ fan170C/gas 5 and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.