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Years ago, John Bantle, MD, gave brownies to people with diabetes. Brownies made with real sugar. And their blood glucose levels…did not skyrocket.
27 comments - Jun 26, 2008 -
One of the cartoons you recently published, where a character eats chocolate because his sugar is too low, gave the wrong message. Chocolate should not be used for treating hypoglycemia. There is too much fat in it for it to be effective.
10 comments - Mar 1, 2008 -
It's really true: dark chocolate makes your coronary arteries open up and increases heart blood flow. In a two-week trial, 39 adults ate either 550 milligrams per day of dark chocolate (with a cocoa content of 70 percent or greater), which is full of flavonoids, or the same amount of white chocolate, which has no flavonoids.
1 comment - Dec 9, 2007 -
According to a June study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating one small square of very dark chocolate lowers systolic (the top number) blood pressure by about three points and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure by about two points.
0 comments - Jul 30, 2007 -
Dolce Food Corporation has introduced new flavors for its low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie Dolce Futuro ice cream. Dolce Futuro is now available in:
0 comments - Feb 1, 2006 -
Valentine’s Day is the single biggest day for chocolate sales. Among the many kinds of chocolate now available for gift giving are sugar-free as well as dairy-free varieties. Today, sugar-free chocolates may also be labeled “lower carb.”
0 comments - Feb 1, 2006 -
Good news for chocolate lovers: An Italian study found that dark chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity in healthy people without diabetes. White chocolate (which does not contain flavanols), however, was not found to have the same effects.
2 comments - Oct 1, 2005 -
The makers of Sweet’n Low (saccharine) sugar substitute have introduced six desserts for people keeping an eye on their carb consumption.
0 comments - Dec 1, 2004 - Not Yet Rated
Chocolate! Although millions love it, chocolate has always gotten a bad rap in the diabetes community.
3 comments - Nov 1, 2003 -
LeCarb frozen desserts, which have 3 grams of sugars per serving-compared to 14 grams in regular ice cream-are now available at Wal-Mart Supercenters across the country and at Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, and Ole Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
0 comments - Dec 1, 2002 - Not Yet Rated
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