More Reasons to Love Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate is more than just a delicious treat.

Chocolate contains phenethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins. This reaction is similar to the one that people experience when they fall in love. Don’t believe us? Doctors at the Mind Lab in England asked six couples to let squares of dark chocolate melt in their mouths and then kiss, all while hooked up to brain and heart monitors. Both tasks made participants’ hearts pound and brains buzz, but chocolate doubled excitation rates in the brain’s pleasure center during the kiss, especially in women. Cocoa’s blend of sugar and caffeine produces a longer-lasting high, according to researchers.

Chocolate is not only a way to show your love but it actually makes you feel much the same way that you do when you are in love.

So, indulge for Valentine’s Day and not only make yourself happy but smarter, healthier and stress free!

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