Chocolate. What does that word conjure up for you? I was looking at an article on chocolate and it had a picture of pieces of chocolate of all different intensities sitting in a pile. The picture was incredibly appealing. It made me feel excited anticipation just looking at it. The colors weren’t great (variations on brown) there was nothing actually happening in the picture, but looking at those pieces of chocolate conjured up for me the experience of eating it.
And what is the experience of eating chocolate? Is it appropriate food for the anti candida diet?
“No way!” I can hear you yelling from here. It has no place in a yeast removal diet. Yet it is a topic that bears discussion because eating chocolate is a powerful experience for many of us and it is one that we want to repeat.
The power of chocolate I would say can be usefully broken down into two categories:
1. Actual physical effects
2. Emotional effects (separate from those created by the chemicals released in chocolate.)
Over the next few posts we will examine these effects and then draw some conclusions on chocolate in the yeast free diet.