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MelanieW
18th July 2005, 20:42
I just had to share this. A new study has uncovered a host of new health benefits associated with eating chocolate. Hard to believe? Read the study -

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-07-18T202538Z_01_N18279935_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-PRESSURE-CHOCOLATE-DC.XML

So now we know that not only does it enhance the beauty of a curvy figure, but it keeps the body healthy as well. Who knew?

Erica
19th July 2005, 01:41
That's interesting to hear especially since chocolate is associated with such negative connotations in our culture. Reading this article made me think of another article that I read while I was doing a paper for a class I had. The article is dated June 6, 2005. It's fairly reccent, but it might not come up.


http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/news/health/s/161/161202_curvy_women_likey_to_live_longer.html


Just in case the link didn't work the article states:

"Voluptuous women are healthier than their waif-like counterparts, scientific research said today."

.......

"A curvaceous, pear shape means a woman is more likely to have stores of adiponectin, a protein hormone which has anti-inflammatory effects and is associated with reduced risk of heart attacks."

And here's the best part.

"Danish scientists found the ideal measurements for a woman are at least size 14 with hips of 40 inches or more."

Even though it begins with a pro-plus mindset, the article goes sour by 'hinting' that full figured women are unhealthy. Please, gimme a break. But what's this have to do with chocolate? To reach the ideal measurements of a size 14 or more.........eat chocolate. To quote Melanie, "not only does it enchance the beauty of a curvy figure, but it keeps the body healthy as well." Now that's a double plus.

HSG
19th July 2005, 01:46
<br>Wonderful to hear.

The relationship between food, health, and feminine beauty has yet to be explored in an unbiased (i.e., non-moralistic, non-anti-plus) way. The studies that were published and discussed just a few weeks ago on our old forum, which revealed that dieting is actually physically <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forums/forum1/messages/1692.html" target="_blank">destructive</a> to the body rather than beneficial, may seem surprising at first. But if we stop to think about it, which is the truly counter-intuitive proposition: that the physical anguish of starvation is favourable--or harmful?

The infallible Nietzsche writes, <i>"There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom,"</i> and why shouldn't he be correct in this regard, as well?

Women may wish to reconsider how their bodies reacts when they starve themselves, or when they torture themselves in a gym prison. The result in both cases is physical discomfort, or even pain. When does the body otherwise produce such sensations? When it is being improved, or when it is being harmed? The latter, of course. Physical irritation is nature's alarm bell, telling you, <i>"Stop what you're doing to yourself."</i>

The innate displeasure that women feel at dieting or over-exercising should be a telling indication to them that they are not doing themselves good, but harm. And conversely, the positive sensations that accompany <i>not</i> starving should indicate that this may actually be beneficial to the body.

Nature does not function according to random chance, but according to "what works." The fact that women are especially disinclined to diet when they are pregnant--i.e., when they need to be at their physical peak, in order to bring life into the world--should also indicate that figure enhancement is beneficial to well being.

And furthermore, nature would not have made curvaceous figures attractive to the opposite gender if it had not intended this look to be preferred over any other.

Perhaps that Russian <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forums/forum1/messages/1398.html" target="_blank">word</a> that we all learned recently--which literally equates figure-enhancement with <i>"improvement"</i>--is valid in more ways than one.

Fashion maven Catherine Zeta-Jones, fuller-figured during her last pregnancy, in a daring but elegant dress that may have inspired the current vogue for chocolate-coloured apparel:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/czj04.jpg"></center>