Are you a Chocoholic?
Growing up, my grandmother always told me to eat chocolate. Traditional chocolates are loaded with (have) 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 (sometimes) doesn’t hurt.”
Last week I was reading the newspaper and I was surprised to learn that a company has made a new chocolate, called ‘Esthechoc,’ from the words ‘esthetic’ (meaning all things beautiful) and ‘chocolate’.
“Can chocolate keep you younger looking?
Scientists have made an anti-ageing (anti- =opposite; aging= becoming old; stop you from looking older) chocolate. It helps the skin look younger. It has chemical that can make the skin of a 50 to 60-year-old [man or woman] look 20 years younger. People can see changes in their skin after just three weeks. It took over ten years of research to make the chocolate. And over 3,000 people took part in tests. The chocolate will only be available in boxes of 21 bars. This is one a day for three weeks. The makers will start selling it from next month. No one knows the price yet. It will be expensive. The lab hopes young, rich business people will buy it.”
After I read the news, I had mixed feelings about the chocolate (I wasn’t sure whether I liked the chocolate or not). “Using dark chocolate is quite clever. As a chocoholic, I am generally in favor of (support) dark chocolate. But it is too early to say what the long term benefits might be. And more clinical tests are needed to prove these results.”
“I am not buying (I don’t believe) these claims (what other people think is true),” I thought. “And my grandmother never ate chocolate to look younger (or maybe she did). So, until anti-aging chocolate can prove itself, I am happy to stick with (to continue using or eating) our traditional, dark chocolate.”۰ This entry was posted in Reading Intro (S. H. School) by Parviz with ۴ comments