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Old 08-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #21
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She is quite the wit too.

"I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it."

Jeanne Calment[18]
So true! Looking at the photos, she might have had a few more than one by the time she was 122. But, in her youth I think she was quite a beautiful woman.

While never athletic, she was apparently an active woman, engaging in tennis, cycling, swimming, rollerskating, and more. Maybe that was how she managed to get away with eating not ounces but pounds of chocolate each week! And yet she did not seem fat in the later photos. According to Wikipedia, "At age 85 (1960), she took up fencing, and continued to ride her bicycle up until her 100th birthday." Pretty impressive by today's standards.

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Old 08-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by W2R View Post
In researching the world's oldest person ever, for a post on another thread, I discovered that Jeanne Calment lived to age 122....

...and also ate over 2 pounds of chocolate each week all of her life.
In recent years I have been SO GOOD at throwing away the See's Candies catalogs when they arrive in the mail. (There's only one See's store in Ohio that I'm aware of, and it's 45 min. away. So, one must order one's See's candy to deal with the cravings.)

But I haven't been ordering it. Plus, by moving out of California, I no longer face the permanent temptation of a See's store in most towns and malls. And I can walk past Godiva, Fanny Farmer, Whitmans, the other brands.

But maybe I should just dig out those catalogs and order Sees marzipan to my heart's content. (After all, the company's motto calls it "The happy habit.")

Any justification for chocolate is most welcome.....!!!!


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Old 08-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #23
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Does this count?

Sounds like we need to do our own ER Forum medical research. Anyone else want to sign up for a different daily dose of Creme de Cacao and report back to the forum your progress?

I'll do 2 oz a day...for the betterment and advancement of mankind, of course!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #24
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A good and easy to make chocolate mousse recipe I make regularly using cocoa powder. Stores good in the refrigerator for a few days (if it last that long). Mix all in a food processor for a couple minutes.

- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ripe avocado
- 4 medjool dates
- 4 tablespoons almond milk
- 2 heaped teaspoons of peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder

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