Do you crave chocolate?!

Are you a chocolate monster?! If you have the odd piece of chocolate – fine (tho aim for at least 75% cocoa as this contains antioxidants. Stay away from the cadburys and alike, this is just sugar and about 30% cocoa).

However, if you crave chocolate and sweet foods, or struggle with PMS, then read on…..

Often this craving is down to a Magnesium deficiency, since chocolate contains levels of magnesium. Particularly true of those women who crave chocolate during that monthly time. A lack of magnesium can lead to inadequate progesterone levels, producing the PMS sysmptoms. This can lead to adrenal fatigue due to the caffeine content of chocolate, additional calories consumed, and often high insuline spikes when eating the sugary “fake” version, resulting in higher fat storage.

Aim to supplement your diet with 300-400mg of Magnesium, aiming for the citrate version, which is easily absorbed by the body.

Other foods high in magnesium are almonds, cashews, other nuts, whole wheat, peas and beans.

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Do we need this?!

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There is an advert on TV at the moment that (maybe I need to relax more?!) pi**es me off!

It has a family, playing around the house, and then the mum calls them over to the kitchen where she opens up a big bag of chocolate, and shares them out with the kids. The slogan then comes up “A bigger bag for a bigger family!”

That’s right! If we get bigger bags of chocolate that’s exactly what you’ll get! A bigger family!

Firstly, do companies really need, or should they be allowed to advertise chocolate and sweets? It’s not exactly the best snack for people? Sure if the kids we’re out playing football, or an hour at the playground fair enough, but nowadays, most kids over 6 are stuck in front of the tv or playing video games, not exactly burning calories, and not needing sweets, helping towards possible diabetes and further obesity levels.

Sure, I give my kids a bit of chocolate here and there, but certain times, and in controlled amounts, and I don’t feel there is a need to advertise it on TV, and certainly not in “bigger bags”

What do you think?! Am I being picky or is there still too much “Go Large?!” on the worse choices of “food” ?