Some Nutritional Advice


Can’t eat beef……..mad cow, growth hormone injections

Can’t eat chicken…… bird flu, antibiotics

Can’t eat eggs…… bird flu (again), salmonella

Can’t eat pork…..trichinosis & fears that bird flu will infect pigs

Can’t eat fish……. contaminated by heavy metals in the water

Can’t eat fruits and veggies……. insecticides and herbicides

That narrows the options down quite a bit.  However, the good news is that I can still eat Chocolate.

I have read where many nutritionists have advised that a balanced diet should have lots of color – so to follow that advice, I always include a daily serving M&Ms. 

Think about it, chocolate is derived from cacao beans. Beans are vegetables! Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar beets. Both of these are plants, which places them in the vegetable category, correct? Therefore chocolate must be a vegetable.  And don’t forget that milk chocolate contains MILK, which adds the dairy category. One could start to make the argument that like milk chocolate is, in fact, a health food. 

Take a moment and check the nutritional information on that chocolate bar.  Did you realize that you can get 100% of the minimum daily requirements of Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Protein and Carbohydrates just by eating Hershey’s Milk Chocolate?  I checked out the label and it is true (you just need to eat 50 bars each day).  This will more than provide your calorie intake (50 bars would be about 15,000 calories if you are into counting calories).  Chocolate really does provide all you need in one convenient package, what could be easier?

So, put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.


2 thoughts on “Some Nutritional Advice

  1. Robert Weidner

    I have included in my diet dark cocoa for years, in cake an icing. I seem to be healthy enough to keep on keeping on. I find that a daily portion of Maries or Esther Price seems to be a great pick me up too. The darker the better. Thanks for the support.


    1. J.L.

      Robert: I recently read that dark chocolate (preferably unsweetened) actually has several health benefits and that it should be part of a regular diet. Of course, the study stressed an appropriate amount of dark chocolate each day.

      I assume that a half-pound will not be considered an appropriate amount.



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