Ducks 'n a Row: Chocolate Candy

17 September 2011

Chocolate Candy

By Sinea Pies
Ever crave chocolate? Crave it like crazy?  
It doesn't happen to me often but one day last week it did! Yikes!  I went through my desk looking for a stray Hershey's kiss. Nothing. I went upstairs to the lobby  looking for candy in the showcase--we have a cafe and bookstore at work. Nothing. Then, I went to the few co-workers left in the building. Nada!   

They have faces!

Doesn't anyone eat chocolate anymore? Or, maybe they did...all of it! Finally, a dear friend came up with a tiny little Tootsie Roll.  Better than nothing, but it still didn't satisfy the deep crave for a Snickers Bar or Reeses Peanut Butter Cup (or two or three) or some peanut M & M's. Lots of peanut M & M's!  
What causes this kind of craving? I had to know!  So, I cruised the internet and found the answer on Heart of Wisdom It's a magnesium deficiency!

She says: “Studies show over 75% of Americans are dangerously deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is an essential factor in more aspects of health than any other mineral, yet rarely measured by doctors.
Chocolate cravings are a sign of a magnesium deficiency. Women's bodies scream for chocolate during PMS. Some researchers believe that women crave chocolate prior to menstruation because it contains high levels of magnesium. A lack of this important mineral can cause insomnia, depression, fatigue, migraines, anxiety, hyperactivity, panic attacks, premenstrual irritability, attention deficit disorder, bladder problems, fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies, palpitations, heart arrhythmias and more.”

Wow!  So, today I did the really smart thing and bought a bag of fun-size Snickers. :)  OK, maybe not so smart. So, I'll also go buy a calcium-magnesium supplement, too?  Been struggling with a little insomnia, so I might really need it.  But chocolate is so much more fun. 

I wrote about the history of M & M's recently...maybe I was having chocolate cravings at that time, too.  Who knows!  But they are truly fun...they have faces... and a really interesting story behind them. Did you know that Mars and Hershey were the originators of M&M's way back at the time of the Spanish Civil War? Read more here: M & M Candies   

And, they come as toys, too! 

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So, what's YOUR favorite candy? 
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