The Stone Age Caveman Diet
Written by Thin Thin
Caveman Diet & The Chocolate Connection
When you think of Cavemen and Cavewomen, you think of caves, jungles, waterfalls and large dinosaurs. You can't get more 'jungle-e' than the rainforests in South America - and that's exactly where the first chocolate tree was discovered. We'll pick up our story there....
Choc, otherwise known as the Cave nerd, was studying the wildlife of the rainforest one day when something fell and hit him on his little head. At first, he thought the sky was falling and that is exactly what he yelled out at the time. A nearby baby chicken (known to all as 'Little') went on to a famous future as she hatched out a nifty plan upon hearing Choc's most famous words.
Nonetheless, let's get back to Choc...
The tree with the large pods about the size of a big pineapple, were filled with tiny beans. Choc decided to dry the beans in the sun, and then he tried roasting them like he had those chestnuts last Christmas. Next, he removed the chocolate filling from the little pods, which he called nibs and then he ground them up very finely.
Choc then began experimenting with recipes created from the large pod that grew on the tree. Many of the cave clan riled and poked fun of him, referring to him as 'Choc-Full-of-Nuts'. During his first concoctions, the results were very bitter. He often looked liked he'd been feasting on beetles after intense taste-testing of the chocolate.
But one day, he decided to mix some sugarcane with the chocolate. Oh my, he was an instant success. The cave clan began chanting, "Choc, we like this a lot," and therefore the word was framed, 'Choc-a-lot' which when on to be polished into the word that we currently know as 'Chocolate'.
Choc invented so many more luscious foods for the Caveman Diet, using extracts from the cocoa beans. Cocoa butter, cocoa powder - were all wonderful elements in his creations!
Time passed. Some of the luscious goodies created with the wonderful chocolate began to help pack pounds on Modern Day Man & Woe-Man. Once again, chocolate played a big role in Diet History.
Independent studies helped indicate that chocolate can be beneficial in the diet - specifically DARK chocolate. Dark chocolate is beneficial in blocking free radicals in the body, thus lending a healthier human specimen. And Choc, we all like that a-lot!