Is Chocolate Health Food or Junk Food?

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Comprehension Questions
The cocoa (cacao) bean is native to what area of the world?
How is white chocolate made?
How did the Aztecs prepare cocoa?
How much chocolate does the average American eat in one year?
Why don't most Americans receive the health benefits of chocolate?
What does an inverse relationship between sugar and cocoa?
What kind of chocolate can give you health benefits?
What are the disadvantages of eating chocolate?
Why does cacao contain theobromide and caffeine?
How many teaspoons of sugar are in a candy bar?
1 chocolate bar equals how much fruit?

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The cocoa (cacao) bean is native to what area of the world?
Central America
How is white chocolate made?
Just cocoa butter - no cocoa
How did the Aztecs prepare cocoa?
Almost like coffee. They made Xocolatl, or "bitter water"
How much chocolate does the average American eat in one year?
2 pounds of chocolate
Why don't most Americans receive the health benefits of chocolate?
Because 92% like milk chocolate which doesn't have antioxidants
What does an inverse relationship between sugar and cocoa?
If the cocoa percentage goes down, the sugar level goes up. Conversely, if the cocoa percentage goes up, sugar goes down.
What kind of chocolate can give you health benefits?
Dark chocolate that is not processed with alkali
What are the disadvantages of eating chocolate?
It's addictive, high calorie, high fat, high sugar
Why does cacao contain theobromide and caffeine?
They are bitter and it protect the plant from being eaten
How many teaspoons of sugar are in a candy bar?
About 7
1 chocolate bar equals how much fruit?
1 apple, 1.5 oranges, and a cup of strawberries

5 comments:

ronaldo said...

I've been hearing chocolate is suppose to be real good for you. Now I find only the dark chocolate and in smaller amounts.

Anonymous said...

After I heard that chocolate is good for you, I started eating a lot more chocolate but I wasn't eating good chocolate. That's why I gained a lot of weight. I'm glad to hear this report. I have to eat only dark chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea so many people ate so much chocolate! Wow!

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