You may actually be craving the high levels of Magnesium found in chocolate. Does that mean you should eat chocolate with wild abandon to make up for a Magnesium deficiency? No! In fact, there are stimulants in chocolate that you'd best avoid ingesting on a regular basis such as caffeine and caffeine's cousin, theobromine (a toxin which can actually kill a dog).
Instead of overloading your body with stimulants and promoting sugary tooth decay get your Magnesium from such food sources as green vegetables, beans and whole grains.
If you really have the need to eat chocolate every so often, then treat yourself to a high quality brand of dark chocolate to really satisfy your craving instead of gorging on cheap chocolate.
One Godiva is worth a dozen Snickers.
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