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I Am Not A Chocoholoc !

Updated on May 11, 2009

Chocoholic? Me? No, never! I am not addicted to chocolates! Addiction is for weaklings. I am strong willed . I really am! I only have chocolates for breakfast and after dinner desert. That little chunk after lunch is not worth the mention. Of course , everyone needs an afternoon pep up.It is so cumbersome to make a cup of tea or coffee and the caffeine in chocolate is equally good enough ,so it does make sense to have just chocolates!

It is not at all logic to run all the way to the kitchen to open a box of chocolates. So, I keep a box of chocolates near the front door, one near the telephone and another one on my computer table. There! There! No running, no slipping, no falling. See, how careful I am! My other redeeming quality is making quick decisions. When I go shopping and see all the dark, white, milk, nutty, plain or liqueur chocolates made by exotic chocolatiers , what do I do? I have to make snap decisions, it's my policy. I pick them all up! See, I never compromise on my ideals!

Heard the good news? Scientists have discovered that chocolates are good for prevention of cancer and heart diseases. Yes, I always had this inner feel good feeling about chocolates being good for health. There's a tiny hitch though, in what the scientists are claiming. Dairy products and sugar added to chocolate effectively cancels out the healthy antioxidants in the cocoa itself. In that case, I'll have dark chocolates, no problem! Dark chocolates are rich in chemicals called flavonoids, which lower blood pressure and help blood flow. I do have natural intuitions about chocolates!

Those amazing researchers suggest a chemical in chocolate mimics marijuana. God! Have I ever felt high? Never! Maybe chocoholics do. No doubt, I do become a wee bit peppy and full of optimism! Furthermore, I do feel a little extra happy after eating chocolates. Incidentally, the cocoa in chocolates are loaded with PEA (Phenylethylamine) a chemical found in the brain of happy people .When you fall in love, it is believed that PEA level shoots up. Am I in love? Stuff and nonsense! Cupid did not aim his arrow on me, wait! Maybe the arrow was dipped in chocolate? See, I told you I am not a chocoholic !

If things go wrong in your life, try my recipe for mood booster. Pop in some chocolates as the cacao in chocolates works like an antidepressant with none of the negative dangerous side effects of antidepressant drugs! Chocolates have also has been linked to improved learning and memory, well who wants to end up having Alzheimer? So it is good to munch more and more of chocolates! Do I sound like a chocoholic? Definitely not! But then, I certainly do have valid reasons for eating chocolates unlike chocoholics!

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      The Secret Chocolatier 8 years ago

      Have you given into your chocolate side lately? What new chocolates have begun to tempt you?

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Hehe, we aunties have to stick together! :P

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      Thanks..Feline..good to be called a girl after welcoming me to auntyhood!lol!

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      Cindy Vine 9 years ago from Cape Town

      I'm not a chocaholic - I'm a moster mega-chocaholic!

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Laila you seem to be a girl after my own heart! See how I zoomed in your hub on chocolate, when I could just as easily have started reading one of your other ones! :)

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      LOL..Schwag..Oh no..you do not have the symptoms of a chocoholic!You can't help it if family and friends love sending chocolates to you!Enjoying chocolates as often as Teresa is perfectly normal!:)

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      Schwag 9 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      I'm not a chocoholic, either. I have about eight different brands of chocolate in my house at any given time because everyone sends it to me. You'd swear they think I have some sort of infatuatiuon with the stuff. And, it's not cool to just let it go to waste, is it? I eat chocolate because my family and friends just keep sending it and giving it to me. If they'd just stop sending/giving it to me, then I could cut back and only enjoy it as often as Teresa.

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      Anamika S Jain 9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I wish I could say that I am not a chocoholic. But I am not.

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      Teresa,this is wonderful!:) So, we do have loads of people here at HP who are not chocoholics!LOL! Ofcourse, we are just health freaks! Sounds great!LOL!

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      Sheila 9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Like you, Laila, I am definitely not a chocoholic. I eat it for health purposes only, and just when I'm upset. Or when it's raining. Or if I have a headache, of course. Or if I"m waiting for people who are late. Or if I'm drinking coffee.

      Like Cris, I never met a wrapper I couldn't tear. I was raised on Cadbury's of course, but quickly branched out into Swiss chocolates. Now I eat Dove (no, not the soap) and on very (very) special occasions Hotel Chocolat, which has to be the best chocolate in the world. Apart from Endangered Species and organic chocolate. And Meiji's ok. And Hershey's, if there's nothing else available.

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      LOL!Cris,I understand what you mean! LOL!Thanks for stopping by!Lets take a break now! Kitkat maybe?LOL!

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      Cris A 9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm not choosy with brands, besides I haven't tasted any that I didn't like. But of course I like some more than the others. Give me Kitkat and I'm your slave! But Tobelrone won't hurt either! And Cadbury, and Meiji and ... LOL :D

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      Thanks SweetiePie! Eating an entire packet is perfectly correct and normal !:)I can identify with that feeling...LOL!For me, a day without chocolates is a total washout!:)

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Yummy article Laila. I am a really bad chocolaholic and I ate almost an entire package of Hersey kisses with my sister yesterday. I really have to watch myself around Valentine's Day because chocolate is on sale then :).

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      Thanks for the appreciation,Denny,I enjoyed writing this!:)Thanks for putting this link to your chocolate blog as well!

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      Denny Lyon 9 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

      Chocolate is definitely one of the major food groups! Great hub, so funny, thanks! Will be blogging this to my chocolate blog too.

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