Healthy Chocolate, Part II

By Riva Preil It’s no secret that chocolate is extremely popular throughout the world.  However, its reputation has long been one of a calorie rich junk food or candy with little or no nutritional value.  The reason for this is the addition of so many harmful ingredients- sugar, oils, fillers, and waxes- which dilute the …

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Healthy Chocolate?!

By Riva Preil Fortunately for all of us- Yes, it’s true! Unknown to most people, chocolate originated as a life-giving and energy-providing beverage.  More than 2,000 years ago, the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and other Mesoamerican cultures consumed cocoa in the form of a healthy beverage eventually known by the Aztecan word xocolat, which means “bitter …

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