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Re: Chocolate

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Posted by Magnus Smith on August 05, 2020 at 12:26:48 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Chocolate posted by Alex on August 01, 2020 at 17:55:13:

I too read that dark chocolate is good for depression/anxiety, but I expect it is on a very small scale. Some people talk about foods which contain seratonin, but this cannot cross the blood/brain barrier, I read.

In the Harry Potter books, J K Rowling deliberately used chocolate as the 'cure' to be given to children after meeting a Dementor (a creature that magically sucks all the happiness out of you). She had experience of depression, and personified the illness in the books as the Dementors.

Dogs can tolerate some forms of chocolate, I believe. But not much. What you really have to watch out for are things like raisins - a single one can kill a dog if untreated.

I guess the children in Ransome's book were very middle class, and likely to be able to afford chocolate on a frequent basis?

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