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Chocolate reduces fatigue in MS!!!! (scientifically proved!)

What fab news!!! We can now eat chocolate guilt-free… dream come true!!

Seriously, I wonder if this is why so many of us crave chocolate!!! Maybe our bodies have known this all along!

Pat xx

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Woo-hoo!

Maybe I can get Ruth to up my allowance- one special Hotel Chocolat chocolate per day.

I choose to ignore all the ifs and maybes, and the fact that the popular press usually gets the wrong end of the stick about serious research, then starts beating around the bush with it.

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And I’m ignoring the fact that the research was on dark chocolate… I like milk chocolate… but I’m SURE they would have the same result if they did a milk chocolate trial.

Pat xx

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Quite right Pat, no point quibbling with the minutiae of the experiment chocolate is chocolate.

My regular diet of Toblerone is Swiss chocolate so therefore all that fresh air has additional benefits too…

Stephen

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Hi Stephen,would like to see the ‘baby’ falcolns now,seems ages ago, cant wait for next years chics.Hope you are well.

J x

Well I’m convinced - even if it is in the Express

Mind you, tomorrow the headline in the Express tomorrow will be “Chocolate causes alzheimers. Official” If it isn’t “Killer blizzards to hit the UK - says Diana through a medium” of course

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If it was milk chocolate I’m sure I’d b cured I’ve eaten so much over my 64 years!

Nina x

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same here Nina

j x

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That’ll do for me…no more guilty feelings, even may increase my amount, purely on a research basis, of course.

Enjoy your chocolate people…yippee

Pam x

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Well I had a busy and stressful day at work and the bar of chocolate I had this afternoon did me the power of good. Not sure if it helped with the cloud of fatigue that had been hanging over me since I got up this morning though.

I will try again later on this week, for research purposes you understand.

Mags xx

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I’m so glad we are all going to join in the experiment!

It’s hard I know. We have to eat chocolate on a regular basis. But hang in there gang… remember, we’re doing this for our health.

Pat xx

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Well I conducted my own experiment on salted caramel ice cream! The results were amazing! Just after 2 spoonfuls I was blissfully unaware that I was ill!

totally unscientific but none the less, it worked hehe.

But I’m going to check that chocolate, got to check all the different types obviously to see what works best, lol!

Polly xxx

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The ice cream experiment sounds very worthwhile Polly. I’ll try that.

And I think I’ll experiment with white chocolate too. As you say, we have to try the different types to see what works best…

Pat xx

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What a wonderful story from the Daily Excess,
I saw this a few days back and took the trouble to read the detail.
It has to be DARK chocolate.
It was administered in the form of a drink.
It is NOT scientifically proven - more like a case of “research suggests”.

If you read up on flavonids (the compounds that are supposed to be responsible) y in chocolate is also present inou will find that the same sub-class of flavonid is also present in red wine.
So now you have a real excuse for a binge!

But seriously, you could also read this:

which is probably more reliable than a tabloid newspaper.
It does give an idea of the real research into flavonids.

Geoff

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An MS society article on chocolate and fatigue …

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/news/study-will-look-at-the-impact-of-chocolate-on-ms/

what we need is to know the type of drinking chocolate so that we can do our own research!

Nina x

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Yet another link from the MS society!

​Nina x

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Chocolate, chocolate and espresso power boost for 20/30mins and old selfM

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Excellent news. Unfortunately I really dislike dark chocolate but I’m in for the experiments being conducted with milk and white choc!! The bathroom scales will have to reside in the shed though.

Cath x

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