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Is It Possible to Overdose on Chocolate?

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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