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Why We Love Chocolate ?

Chocolate is a thousand-face food item. You can drink it, you can cook with it, bake with it, use it as a dressing, as glaze, dipping sauce, use it as a fun form of foreplay, some even use it for an enema. It goes well with everything: meat, milk, cakes, pancakes, waffles, pasta, breads, cereals, fruits, chips, fried onions … the list is endless.
The smell of chocolate is … heavenly, and a unique combination of aroma and taste, it has a balance of bitter and sweet, but the most important feeling is that it creates in the mouth because it gradually melts at body temperature and this enhances the divine sensory stimulation.

There are over 300 natural chemicals in chocolate. Some of these chemicals affect the brain by releasing neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are molecules that transmit signals between neurons. These neurotransmitters have a positive effect on human emotions.
Some of the transmitters are: dopamine, endorphin, serotonin, phenylethylamine, anandamide, and theobromine.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s response to reward and pleasure. Responsible for motivation and focus. It is created when we hug or when we are in love.
Endofrin acts like an opiate – morphine, opium, heroin, it suppresses pain and creates a feeling of bliss.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for better mood, sleep and anxiety, accelerates motor function, regulates blood flow in the brain, affects regulation of body temperature, has analgesic activity, reduces appetite.
Phenylethylamine is also called a “love molecule” because of its ability to stimulate empathy and high spirits. When we are in love and happy, the brain produces more of it.

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Anandamide is a natural antidepressant, treats anxiety, acts like natural cannabis, which means it brings a sense of peace and bliss. Theobromine, increases heart rate and energy, as well as excitement.
Chocolate also naturally contains magnesium (in the first 10 foods in amounts of Mg), and as it stimulates neurotransmitter activity and dopamine production, this combination is especially desirable during hormone imbalances. It is also rich in antioxidants.

Chocolate is a thousand-face food item. You can drink it, you can cook with it, bake with it, use it as a dressing, as glaze, dipping sauce, use it as a fun form of foreplay, some even use it for an enema. It goes well with everything: meat, milk, cakes, pancakes, waffles, pasta, breads, cereals, fruits, chips, fried onions … the list is endless.

It contains caffeine, which will accelerate your heart and breathing and give you a sense of alertness, and as it is calorie-rich with fats and sugars (the sugar content of chocolate varies from 35 to 70 percent), it can help us wake up happy and continue our activities.

Sugar and fat make chocolate desirable, and the added pleasant aroma and pronounced taste give us a particularly rich sensory experience of velvety smoothness, sweetness and creaminess, allowing us to enjoy it immensely.