Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst

  • Submitted By: chaitalivd
  • Date Submitted: 05/03/2013 10:33 AM
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Judith Viorst, an American author states, “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of the pieces”. Judith, as many people worldwide, appreciates the tempting quality of chocolate. Chocolate is used in many dishes from many cultures in distinct ways. In some cultures it is used in desserts, in others it is used in beauty care. The uses of chocolate are in the multitudes. Even so, chocolate is not generally associated outside the realm desserts or beverages, however, chocolate has played an important role in the history of medicine, culture and even economics. The three main functions include: increase weight gain, increase energy, and improve organ function. The idea of using chocolate as a medicine is very interesting. However, the fact that chocolate is used to help people gain weight is probably something that is well known.

Even though chocolate is regularly eaten for pleasure, there are potential health effects, both negative and positive. Cocoa or dark chocolate may positively affect the circulatory system.[70] Other possible effects under basic research include anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventor and antidiarrhoeal activities. It can cause some health concerns particularly for individuals at risk for kidney stones. Chocolate absorbs lead from the environment during production, and there is a slight concern of mild lead poisoning for some types of chocolate. studies have shown dark chocolate as part of a low-fat diet can lower cholesterol levels in adults.

But it’s not that surprising that chocolate might have health properties. Chocolate contains cocoa, cocoa comes from plants, plants contain antioxidants, and antioxidants keep humans healthy. It’s been shown time and time again … people that eat more plants are less likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. And plants by definition encompass a number of edible botanicals such as vegetables,...

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