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“More Chocolate Misinformation”

A new 2012 report in Archives of Internal Medicine prompted the headline, “Chocolate ‘may help people keep slim’.”  Investigators speculate that the antioxidants in chocolate may speed up metabolism and result in burning up more calories and getting rid of more fat.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, most commercial chocolate products contain lots of calories from sugar.  Metabolism (energy production in humans) is an oxidative process.  This is firmly established and it is also proven that antioxidants can block or interfere with the oxidative production of energy, not speed it up!  Even the father of the confusing and discredited “free radical theory,” Dr. Denham Harman, stated, “Intake of excessive amounts of antioxidants will cause fatigue and tiredness.” 

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