Are you a Chocoholic?
Growing up, my grandmother (my mother’s mother) always told me to eat chocolate. The typical (classic) chocolates are loaded with too much sugar that hurts the body. But she used to say, “All you need for life is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” My grandmother lived for almost a century; and I remember when someone asked her what the “secret” was, she would say “loving chocolate.” You see “loving chocolate” has a history in our family, but it took me 30 years to figure it out (understand). Read on to find out;
Last week I was reading the newspaper and I was surprised to learn that a company has made a new chocolate. The chocolate’s name is ‘Esthechoc,’ a combination (mixture) of the words ‘esthetic’ (meaning all things beautiful) and ‘chocolate’. It is also called Cambridge Beauty Chocolate.
“Imagine chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It is too good to be true, but scientists working with Cambridge University have invented (made for the first time) an anti-ageing chocolate that prevents wrinkles (lines on face and skin) and keep a person’s skin young and smooth (with no lines and rough parts). The creators of the chocolate reveal that Esthechoc contains about 70 percent dark chocolate and is rich in antioxidants that can make the skin of a 50 to 60-year-old person look like a 20 to 30-year-old.”
The laboratory said “it took over ten years of research, using more than 3,000 volunteers to make Esthechoc.” They said “people could see changes in their skin in just three weeks.”
The makers will start selling it from next month. No one knows the price yet, but it will probably be expensive. The lab hopes young, rich business people will buy it. The chocolate will only be sold in boxes of 21 bars. This is one a day for three weeks.
After I read the news, I had mixed feelings about the chocolate. “Using dark chocolate is quite clever. As a chocoholic, I am generally in favor of dark chocolate. But it is too early to say what the long term benefits might be. And more clinical trials (tests; experiments) are needed to prove these results. In addition, many of us cannot afford this magic chocolate.”
“I am not buying these claims” I thought. “Besides (In addition), my grandmother never ate chocolate to look younger (or maybe she did). So, until anti-aging chocolate can prove itself as magical as we hope it is, we’re happy to stick with our traditional, dark chocolate.0 This entry was posted in Reading stage 1 by Parviz with ۳ comments