I have cravings once in a long while for chocolate. Since I react badly to
sugar, I use unsweetened cocoa powder and mix it with raw honey into a gooey
paste to make other things with such as a topping for home made raw ice cream
(mostly raw cream, fresh fruit, raw nuts, honey etc) or something like that.
While too much/often doesn't agree with me, an occasional item like this is fine
and has none of the negative effects that regular chocolate has on me.
Actually I think sugar makes people crazy, not chocolate. Have you tried the
same experiment with other candy?
I also get the same pain in my throat for just about anything with sugar in it
after a few bites. But I don't get that reaction with my honey/cocoa mixture.
BTW chocolate is also really bad for any women with breast lumps or cysts or PMS
soreness or similar problems.
Stefan Joest wrote:
> After several years of 100% raw food I made a test this year. Some-
> body offered me chocolate. I got 4 pieces (25 grams) and a milk choco-
> late bar (app. 30 grams), together 55 grams of chocolate - not much.
> I had a funny little problem with eating it: it stopped me after
> two pieces by a burning sensation in my throat. So I had to cheat and
> try again later to eat it all. I needed several attempts because the
> stop came every time I tried it. BTW: The chocolate smelled and tasted
> good, otherwise I wouldn't have tried it.
> I didn't notice a direct problem with my health but there was one full
> week following my chocolate day in which I awoke in the middle of the
> night, not knowing where I was and what I did (lying in bed). It took
> me one or two minutes to become mentally clear. This phenomen occured
> at only one other occasion: when I had eaten two eggs from "normal"
> chickens (fed with grains, especially wheat).
> I can remember no other nights since my start with raw food where I
> faced this problem.
> Therefore I conclude that the chocolate was the cause.