Last year, July’s Food for Thought revolved around MS members sharing their experiences with chocolate. This year, we thought we’d continue the tradition – check out what a few members had to say about their relationships with the delicious sweet:
“I have been trying a dairy free diet for a couple of months due to me having a problem with milk protein which is an antigen to the lungs and acts like any other substance that can affect our breathing. I have a treat of dark chocolate now and again and have been grateful for a plentiful supply of dairy free products.”
“For me, I don’t deny myself a little sweet treat. What I do deny myself is massive amounts of sweet treats. I buy a few high quality dark chocolates and allow myself one per day. Or I buy the sugar free mousse packs in the refrigerator section or the sugar free Jell-O puddings. They seem to work. I also make my own brownies and cookies using high fiber ingredients and sugar substitutes. I have been using Xylitol with good success too.”
“I will take a teaspoon or two of coconut oil (organic, extra virgin) and add to it a bit of cocoa powder and a drop or two of Stevia to sweeten. It tastes like real chocolate. The coconut oil is firm and melts in your mouth just like real chocolate…I can hardly tell the difference.”
If you missed our other Food for Thought posts, read the previous editions here.
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