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5 Diabetic Foods to Enjoy

As a diabetic, are you doomed to a diet of broccoli and broiled fish? Is there no way to enjoy food without your sugar skyrocketing? One goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain blood sugars within reasonable limits. But patients and doctors alike forget that it’s not just about the numbers. The aim is to live a longer and more satisfying life. As a diabetic you need a healthy diet, but like everyone else, you want to enjoy your meals. Can you eat a gallon of ice cream and maintain healthy blood sugar levels? Probably not. But then a non-diabetic…

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Still Think of Chocolate As Health Food?

This isn’t exactly news because it came to light several years ago, but chocolate isn’t the health food it was proclaimed to be, say, 5 or so years ago. Yet people still seem to think it is – so they eat it and tell themselves it’s good for them. Why they do that? Well, they like it; it’s easy to like. Chocolate also feels like an easy answer to various problems because it’s a mood changer. The mood-changing chemicals include theobromine (similar to caffeine) and phenylethylamine (likened to the feeling of being in love). It also triggers endorphins (beta-endorphin) and…

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Fun Foods – Jawbreakers

Jawbreakers. The candy industry’s legacy to the dental profession. There probably is not another candy anywhere that has the exceptional hardness of a jawbreaker or possibly as high of a sugar content. Enough said. Now on to discover the unmitigated joy (and sense of frustration) that comes with the jawbreaker experience. Ancient Egyptians used honey, sweet fruits, spices, and nuts to prepare their sweets. Sugar was not available in Egypt; the first written record about its accessibility was found around 500 CE, in India. India passed the practice of making sugar from the boiled syrup of the sugarcane plant to…

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Can White Chocolate Really Be Called Chocolate?

So white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate as it mainly consists of milk. rather than cocoa solids. Often it contains palm oil or other ‘fillers’ and lots of sweeteners. Cocoa butter gives white chocolate its creamy texture and colour. So who first produced this white bar? It seems that it was Nestle. The company began producing the new bars commercially in Switzerland in 1936. The story goes that it was originally made in order to use up the excess milk powder that had been made during the First World War. At the end of the war, it was no longer in…

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Sweet Trivia Question And Answer

1. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. But where do cocoa beans grow? A. On trees B. On bushes C. On vines D. On roots A. On trees TOPICS: Cocoa beans come from cacao trees that grow in tropical regions of the world 2. During World War II, production of Hershey’s Kisses was halted. Do you know why? A. Chocolate shortage B. Sugar shortage C. Aluminum foil shortage D. Hershey’s produced rations instead of candy during the war C. Aluminum foil shortage TOPICS: During World War II, production of Hershey’s Kisses was halted. Not because of a shortage of chocolate,…

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China’s Chocolate Market Dominated by Foreign Brands

Foreign chocolate brands such as Dove, Cadbury and Hershey’s have now captured about 70% of the Chinese chocolate market. As Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer with 25% of the global market, recently opened its first chocolate factory in China in Suzhou City, the top 20 chocolate companies in the world have now all entered the Chinese market. But in the face of global competition, China’s local chocolate companies have been further suppressed down the value chain. Second largest chocolate market As the CHF 4 billion-revenue-per-year Barry Callebaut set up its first production line in Suzhou, a complete multinational…

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