There are hundreds of natural chemicals in chocolate, and they affect our brains, as they emit neurotransmitters. These can affect our feelings and make us feel happy. The raw, unprocessed beans from the cacao tree are one of a variety of so-called’superfoods’, so that they belong to the same class as the humble broccoli florets that many children hate.
Cacao beans contain potent antioxidants than may be found in green tea or red wine. Antioxidants are, quite simply, compounds, either artificial, or in this case, natural, which work to prevent, or delay oxidization and thus they help combat the aging process and free radicals from the body, which can lead to cancer.
Researchers believe that the antioxidants found in cacao beans can help to lower the risks of a stroke, lower blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, in addition to preventing, or at least delaying prostate cancer.
Dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate is better for our health because it contains more of the cocoa bean compared to white chocolate. Researchers feel that the flavanols present in dark chocolate excite the endothelium (the arteries lining), thus producing nitric oxide (NO3). This, in turn, transmits messages into the arteries, instructing them to relax, so reducing blood pressure.
A hundred g bar of dark chocolate containing 70-85percent of cocoa has various minerals inside, including selenium which is a proven mood enhancer. It has 98% of the recommended daily dose of manganese, 67 percent of the recommended dose of iron, 58 percent of the recommended dose of magnesium, 89% of the recommended dose of copper and a enormous 98 percent of manganese. To put it differently, dark chocolate is good for us!
Caffeine and theobromine are also to be found in dark chocolate, but the little quantities of these stimulants are very unlikely to keep you awake at night! You can not compare eating dark chocolate to drinking coffee with caffeine in it.
What is the connection between chocolate and happiness? Well, when you haven’t ever experienced the pleasurable feeling you get when you eat chocolate, maybe you should try eating a small amount of dark chocolate. The smooth texture and delightful taste, coupled with the feeling of well-being you get will probably make you a comprehensive chocolate fan!
To make you feel better when you are depressed, there is nothing better than chocolate! Titusville Wildlife Removal knows all about that.