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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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Coarsely chop the semisweet chocolate and melt using the caramel technique above.
In a small pan over low heat, place semisweet chocolate and whipping cream, stirring constantly until blended.
For this reason, if a recipe calls for high-quality semisweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips should not be substituted.
1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I use barley-malt-sweetened.) 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter 2 large eggs 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon, whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached white flour) 12 teaspoon baking powder Preheat the oven to 350 [degrees] F.
Semisweet chocolate has enough sugar added to make it taste good.
For dessert, indulge in the mousse de maracuja (passion fruit mousse), which is finished with semisweet chocolate shavings.
Just melt a bag of semisweet chocolate chips and 'paint' some cookies, potato chips or lady fingers with the melted chocolate.
Separately chop the semisweet chocolate and white chocolate into small pieces, placing them into two heatproof medium bowls.
Yield: 2 dozen truffles CHOCOLATE NUT CLUSTERS 7 (24-ounce) package chocolate almond bark 7 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips 7 (24-ounce) can salted peanuts or mixed nuts In microwave, on defrost, heat almond bark and chocolate chips at 2-minute intervals, stirring between, until melted.
INGREDIENTS 10 oz semisweet chocolate chips * 1 cup heavy cream * 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted * 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted * 1/2 cup finely chopped assorted nuts, shredded coconut or other toppings
Just five ingredients go into Toffee Talk's crisp, buttery hunks, studded with toasted nuts and capped with semisweet chocolate. Made in San Rafael, California.
6 slices bacon 1 3/4 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water 1/4 cup walnut oil or melted butter 1 tablespoon strong coffee 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips divided [1] Heat oven to 400[degrees]E Place 12 muffin cup liners in muffin tin; set aside.