Food for thought: July (chocolate) edition

Posted July 14th, 2014 by

Calling all dark chocolate lovers! Did you know there could be a benefit to eating it besides tantalizing our taste buds? A new study started to get some buzz in the MS community forum when a member posted about how it claimed those who regularly consume dark chocolate may enjoy improved walking ability. Here’s what people had to say:

“I have been having problems with dark chocolate causing bowel urgency 🙁 So have had to be very judicious about my intake.”
– MS member


“Dark chocolate generates endorphins and endorphins are hormones that regulate T-cell proliferation in the immune system. Meaning…dark chocolate may help slow MS progression.”

– MS member


“I can get away with some dark chocolate most of the time, without stimulating an unexpected bowel motion. However, sugar I definitely have a problem with…and cocoa butter? I expect it is not great for us either.”
– MS member

 

Members aren’t just talking about the study though; they’re sharing their favorite dark chocolate food recipes. Check them out. And if you missed our other Food for Thought posts, read the previous editions here.

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