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Too much chocolate is bad for you

Too much chocolate is bad for you

Aside from obesity and cavities, here is why you shouldn't eat too much chocolate:

  • Chocolate in extremely large amounts can actually poison you. The poison comes from the roasted seeds of the Theobroma cacao plant
  • The toxic components found in this are: methylxanthine, alkaloids, theobromine and caffeine
  • The lethal dose to kill a person is = 1,000 mg/kg of the person's body weight

However, theobromine levels vary by chocolate type with cocoa powder and dark chocolate.

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