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    Old 05-07-2001, 12:39 PM   #1
    Jenk24
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    Carob v. Chocolate???

    I've read that carob, the chocolate taste-alike, doesn't create acne the way that chocolate can. Supposedly, carob doesn't contain any caffeine (chocolate does), and it doesn't have that one ingredient that's in chocolate and aggrevates skin so easily. So far, I've eaten two pints of Rice Dream with carob chips, and I've not had any problems.

    Does anyone else eat carob, rather than chocolate? Has your skin ever reacted to carob?

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    Old 05-07-2001, 02:05 PM   #2
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    Is Rice Dream like ice cream? Does it have a lot of sugar that can aggrevate acne? ...and also...where do you get it? Sorry jenks..I can't answer your question! I have so many myself. I have not eaten ice cream in so long...if there is somehting out there that tastes just like it but is better for ya..I need to get some! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> THANKS GUYS!

     
    Old 05-07-2001, 02:31 PM   #3
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    I love rice dream bars!!! I drink rice dream milk too. Anyway, I'm not sure what's in carob, (I used to eat it but never liked it as much as chocolate) but I don't think caffine has an effect on acne. I think it's the sugar in chocolate (chocolare has a lot of magnesium which is good for you) so maybe you could find chocolate that doesn't have sugar, but has stevia in it instead. But if you like the taste of carob, go for it. You should check the ingredients, and if it has sugar in it, then I don't think there's a point to switching. Rice dream is ice cream, made with rice milk instead of dairy. I'm not sure if it uses regular sugar, but I doubt it because it's a pretty health concious type of brand. It's pretty good tho, so if you're just avoiding dairy, then it's a great alternative.
    Also if it's the milk in chocolate you're avoiding (I'm not sure if JUST milk chocolate has milk in it) I bet there's some dairy free kind. If not, then you could always get some coa-coa powder, stevia and rice milk and some recipes for chocolate stuff and make your own. That might be a hassle tho. did I help at all?
    And I'm fairly sure you can get rice dream bars, etc. at whole foods Market, and alfalfas. (do you have those?)
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    Old 05-07-2001, 02:42 PM   #4
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    CottonCandy,

    Yes, Rice Dream is dairy-free, which is why I can eat it without breaking out. The ingredients don't seem to include excess added sugar.

    kmn,

    I can eat tons of sugar and not have a problem. But the moment I touch dairy or chocolate, cysts are well on their way! I know that chocolate has some ingredient that is the main component in causing acne in acne-prone people. This ingredient obviously causes a change in hormones, which, in turn, affects acne. As I've said, I've had no real problems from carob, as I've had with chocolate.

    I'm wondering if anyone had any reactions at all from eating carob?

    Fun fact: carob, I've heard, is healthier than chocolate--that it has more nutrients and less fat than chocolate.


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    Old 05-07-2001, 02:56 PM   #5
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    Not trying to sound smart assed or anything, but then it might be the dairy IN chocolate, and not the chocolate itself. Have you tried dairy free chocolate? (if there is such a thing)

     
    Old 05-07-2001, 08:45 PM   #6
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    kmn,

    I don't know that there is such a thing as dairy free chocolate. As far as I've seen, all types have dairy of some sort. And while the dairy doesn't help my skin any, I know that that one component of chocolate (whose name I can't recall) is a major factor in helping to flare up acne. It's been documented. In any case, chocolate in all of its forms aggrevates my skin, so I stay far, far away from it. I've had acne for 14 years running now, so I pretty much know what I can and cannot touch. For me, chocolate is a no-no. Being off of chocolate for so long is why carob actually tastes like chocolate to me. Yum!

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    Old 05-08-2001, 12:10 AM   #7
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    Sorry if I came off like I thought I knew more than you. You're probably right, but I'm like NOOOOOOOOO chocolate can't do that <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">.

     
    Old 05-08-2001, 01:53 AM   #8
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    I always breakout when I eat chocolate with any milk or milk products in it. But I discovered a few months ago that dark chocolate I dont breakout. Must be the milk in it as the dark chocolate does not have any milk in it. If you can find the good quality dark chocolate, and you can find some without a lot of sugar in them either.

    You could maybe experiment and see how you go. Oh, and another thing, in our local newspaper there was an article saying how good dark chocolate was for you.
    They even went on to say that it has more antioxidants in it than green tea and red wine, but they were talking about the dark chocolate.

    What do you guys think?

     
    Old 05-08-2001, 06:51 AM   #9
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    Re: Carob v. Chocolate???

    kmn,

    Not a problem. I just wish that I could recall that one component in chocolate (not dairy-related) that can aggrevate the skin of acne-prone folks.

    Tootles,

    I'm not a big fan of dark, unsweetened chocolate. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> As I've said, it's not the sugar in chocolate that causes my woes, and it's not necessarily the trace amounts of dairy contained in it. There is something in chocolate itself (regardless of the color of it) that sends my face over the edge, so to speak. I'm somehow curious about trying dark chocolate with low sugar...Yet I'm scared to death of getting cysts if I do.
    <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I think I'm best off sticking with the carob.

    Jenk

     
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