We’ve heard that some people feel that they crave chocolate because it contains magnesium, a nutrient that their body, they believe, must be lacking, and that by taking supplements of magnesium, they conquer their chocolate cravings.
We can’t find any consistent and convincing evidence to support this view. While it is possible that we may opt for certain foods as a form of self-medication – coffee to pick us up, fast-release carbohydrates to help us relax, for example – the fact is that magnesium is present in other foods like nuts, fish and meat as well. If this is purely a physiologically driven craving, why wouldn’t our bodies crave these foods as well in order to make good any magnesium short-falls?
Chocolate cravings are a complex phenomena. Most of us crave or want it because we love the taste and texture, and enjoy the little buzz we get from eating it. Sadly, lots of people then feel guilty immediately they have swallowed the last mouthful.
This is what makes Ador chocolate so unique. First, it comes in 35g bars, so you can polish off the whole bar and only have added 179 calories to your day’s total. Second, it contains pine nut extract, which will help you to feel full so that one bar is enough until you next main meal.
If you feel your diet may be lacking in magnesium, we suggest having a chat with your GP or taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement that contains 100% of the RDA of all the nutrients it contains. Going out on a limb and taking magnesium on its own is unlikely to stop you wanting chocolate, and taking too much of one mineral can unbalance others. This is something you don’t get with a safe, well-balanced multivitamin like a Centrum, Multibionta, Seven Seas or Boots version.
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