Well, I may have been in great pain these past two days but I couldn’t resist a tiny post today to cheer everyone up and let you know I’m still here and feeling a tiny bit better. Thank you for all your kind messages. They really help and I appreciate it so much. To cheers everyone up I pass on this little snippet that I read today
A Spanish company has invented a chocolate that actually helps you lose weight. The company claims that special amino acids contained in the chocolate send messages to your brain telling you that you aren’t really hungry.
The new chocolates are, the manufacturer claims, no different in taste from ordinary chocolate… in fact the only slight difference is a green tinge that comes from the dietary supplement spirulina, a microscopic algae with a high level of nutrients such as vitamin A and B12, which also have weight loss benefits.
I said the only problem was a slightly green tinge… but I forget to mention the fact that each chocolate cost £1 each. At that sort of price it might be cheaper to opt for liposuction or have a gastric band fitted.
But don’t feel too guilty about eating chocolate because it really is good for you. The Journal of Internal Medicine found that heart attack survivors who eat chocolate regularly are nearly 70 per cent less likely to die from cardiac problems than those who rarely eat it. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which can reduce the risk of blood clots and protect against bowel cancer.