Chocolate improves mood and energizes


On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, a holiday which is accepted to give chocolate lover, scientists have once again reminded of the benefits of this delicious product.

A bar of chocolate, as the experts, contains hundreds of components that have beneficial effects on the human body. Consumption of chocolate improves mood, and not only because of its delicious flavor.

A variety of chemical substances contained in this delicacy, prevent disruption of the neurotransmitter anandamide, another called "bliss molecule" which is able to block the feeling of pain and prevents depression, according to the information of the American Chemical Society (American Chemical Society).

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, natural stimulants that can provide a burst of energy in the body.

Polyphenols are of natural origin that are in cocoa - the main component of chocolate - increase the levels of HDL cholesterol, known as "good cholesterol", which also protects the heart, according to the publication Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Original in (English language) Translation: M. Potter

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