Posted in Uncategorized

Bacteria makes you want to eat chocolate.

Wired News : “Kochhar compared the blood and urine of those 11 men, who he jokingly called ‘weird’ for their indifference to chocolate, to 11 similar men who ate chocolate daily. They were all healthy, not obese, and were fed the same food for five days.”

I had to laugh. it took the researchers a year to find 11 men who do not eat chocolate so that they could be the control group. That’s how much we like chocolate…and how much we have bacteria!!! The research is fascinating and is not as yet conclusive because there are other things to rule out. The fact they are looking at intestinal bacteria and how it affects what you eat tends to suggest that at some stage we will be able to do things for people with anorexia, poor digestion…and chocolate cravings!



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s