|So I'm sitting here next to my box of Cadbury chocolate the boy gave me for Valentine's Day. The box, that held two layers of chocolates, is almost gone. I endulge myself occasionally and gorge a few chocs, nothing wrong with that. Luckily I have the willpower not to go overboard with it.|
I will admit that around menstrual time I do get the intense craving for all things chocolate. So yes I feel I owe it to myself to allow a treat or two. But again never OVER endulge. I usually can't eat more than one or two anyway, it's just too sweet.
Where am I going with this you ask? Chromium. Chromium is a trace mineral in your body that when not present causes a sweet craving from an imbalance of blood sugar levels. Of course eating sugar isn't the correct response, yea I know that but I don't listen to myself, so taking a quick supplement or eating a food high in chromium is a better protocol.
The debate continues between me and twitterland about the health benefits of Quorn brand non-meat subsititues. If you go to Quorns website they profess that it's made from mycoprotein (a mushroom). They give a breezy description of how they manufacture this delicious treat, but what they don't tell you is alarming. The fact is, it comes from a fungus called Fusarium venenatum strain PTA-2684. And is grown in vats, not in nature like you would assume.
As stated on wired.com "...Quorn is a kind of fungus, and it's not at all a kind of mushroom."
Read the entire wired.com post on Quorn and tell me if you'll be eating it again. I've never had a reaction to it, like 550 have (550 out of millions I might add). But the idea of eating a fungus turns my stomach a little. Plus one thats grown in a vat in England. Mmmm tasty!