Why Chocolate Is Bad For Dogs

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Chocolate and dogs do not mix.

To most of us, chocolate is a delicious substance. To dogs, chocolate is also delicious, but potentially lethal. Chocolate contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean. It affects the central nervous system as well as heart muscle.

It’s the theobromine that is poisonous to dogs in sufficient quantities. But it takes, on average, a fairly large amount of theobromine to cause a toxic reaction…

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Dark Chocolate Found to Prevent Damage From Stroke

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Dark chocolate can provide protection after a stroke has already occurred.

In the same way that I’m fond of scientific studies detailing the benefits of a glass of red wine, I’m also very open to the benefits of dark chocolate. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that my little vice, isn’t a vice at all (in moderation of course). A study at Johns Hopkins that I read about on Natural News says just that. Read on to find out about another new benefit to indulging in some organic, Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate.