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Why Do Women Prefer Chocolate? The Truth About Women And Chocolate (Emunah La-Paz Defines You)
This article is about women why most women love chocolate, and how to enjoy chocolate in moderation.
Roses Over Chocolate?
Some Women Have Chocolate Cravings
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Over Ice Cream
Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod
More Chocolate Please!
Is It Okay To Indulge?
Doctors Say Chocolate Is Not A Major Health Concern For Women, Is This True?
The Truth About Women And Chocolate
Roses are a beautiful statement however, if you really want to impress your lady, buy her a quality box of chocolates.
Most women enjoy quality chocolate over roses. Roses tend to wilt away. Nonetheless their is nothing more beautiful then array of freshly cut roses to brighten the day.
Both European and UCSD studies, have recorded a study on “chocolate” consumption, combining dark chocolate and milk together. More milk was consumed than chocolate.Most Europeans and Americans prefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate.
Now chocolate is combined with compatible deserts such as chocolate sauce over ice cream and and chocolate covered strawberries.
Why Women Prefer Chocolate.
Sugar and Caffeine in Chocolate Enhance Blood Sugar: Women and men crave chocolate when their blood sugar level decreases.
- Chocolate and the Menstrual Cycle: Due to hormonal reason women tend to crave chocolate during their menstrual cycle. Research shows that American women crave chocolate more than their male counterparts.
- Chocolate May Be Addictive: Some women could be addicted to chocolate.in some cases if a mother indulges in chocolate during pregnancy this can create an addiction within the baby, similar to any dependence, being that chocolate is less harmful than other addictions everything should be done in moderation during pregnancy.
The account of chocolateis marked back to Mesoamerica. Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the Theobroma cacao, can be traced to the Mokaya and other pre-Olmec people. The Coca bean goes back to the 1900 BC. Chocolate played a special role in both Mayan and Aztec royal and cultural events.
Chocolate was also used as a medicine.
Today certain chocolates such as the dark bittersweet brand can act as a health benefit.
After fermentation, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The nibs are grounded tococoa mass, pure chocolate in solid form. Cocoa liquefied then molded with or without other ingredientsis called chocolate liquor.
The liquor is processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate (bitter chocolate) contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying styles.
The world prefers to us a sweet chocolate to make marketable brands.
Eating Chocolate In Moderation:
Weight gain can arise from eating too much chocolate due to the increase levels of LDL. This bad form of cholesterol can move throughout the bloodstream, and cause cardiovascular disease.
Chocolate and obesity can go hand and hand while elevating caloric intake likely comes from the antioxidant epicatechin, which is found naturally in cocoa. Researchers continue to look into the nature behind the cocoa bean.
Researcher Beatrice Golomb, professor of medicine and lead author of the UCSD study, states that, “The antioxidant effects are determined not only by the amount of cocoa mass, but also by how well the compounds are preserved in processing, roasting, etc. Dark chocolate may on average have higher concentrations, but this is not absolute. So yes, milk chocolate also has benefits.” Furthermore, she points out that high doses of epicatechin can actually diminish its benefit, so “a lower concentration in milk chocolate won’t inherently be bad.”
The connection between women and chocolate is easy to understand. Chocolate is a quick fix for an emotional eater and the eat-and run mother and wife.
Even though more men are cooking, women frequent the kitchen for the most part. Especially young mothers taking care of their children. Women do most of the shopping, and one of their guilty pleasures is chocolate. The quick fix soothing treat is easy to obtain and packaged to go.
According to most doctors chocolate intake is not a concern. Most doctors are concerned about a woman's calcium intake.
Researches find that there is a large volume of concern starting at age 11 to 24, where the development of a women's bone is crucial.
Studies show that calcium is an important nutrient as an adult. Taking care of your bones is essential. A quality diet with plenty of calcium and vitamin D in the years between 11 and 30, is important since the loss of bone mask begins to occur at age 35.
Eating low-fat dairy products such as salad and cereals which are calcium-fortified will help maintain a healthy lifestyle, which will leave room for a chocolate indulgence every now and then.
The Chocolate Table
bittersweet, often used for baking
Contains at least 10% chocolate liquor
it does not contain cocoa solids
cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids and salt promotes it's pale look.
Healthy/less sweetron, calcium and potassium, and vitamins A. B1, C, D, and E
sugar in varying amounts, and at least 12% milk
made from inexpensive solid or hydrogenated vegetable and animal fats