Biting into the first piece of a chocolate bar is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world, especially if you’re really craving it. Recently, a study revealed that chocolate helps with memory, concentration, and reasoning. Like we needed another reason to indulge in candy during the week.
Surprisingly chocolate is good for more than just your memory though.
Does it seem like your mood improves after enjoying some yummy chocolate? You’re onto something because the tryptophan found in chocolate helps release serotonin, making you happier. Indulging in the delicious treat also helps release dopamine into your system, just by tasting, smelling, and feeling it.
If you're heartbroken and stuff your face with an entire chocolate cookie, don’t fret because it can actually help your heart. Chocolate is not only rich in taste, it’s also rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps with muscle function. Another thing to consider is that a small amount of cocoa on the daily basis can boost HDL, the good kind of cholesterol.
Can rid your body of toxins...
This applies to dark chocolate specifically. Dark chocolate carries phytonutrients- flavonoids, which works wonders to rid your body of free radicals.
The next time someone tells you not to have a piece of chocolate, tell them to go kick rocks because chocolate does help your mind, body, and soul.
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