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Twenty Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

Chocolate is often labelled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. Continue…

Dark chocolate — friend or foe?

Dark Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land. Every type of dessert, including cakes and candies, comes in chocolate, including dark, milk or white. But desserts are supposed to be bad for you, right? Dark chocolate breaks this rule – providing many health benefits that you may not be aware of.Continue…

Why Chocolate Makes You Happy

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TRYPTOPHAN
This amino acid is found in small quantities in chocolate and is used by the brain to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter that can produce feelings of happiness.

PHENYLETHYLALANINE
Promotes feelings of attraction, excitement and nervousness and is associated with the initial euphoria of falling in love. It has also been isolated in chocolate. This chemical also acts as an anti-depressant by combining with dopamine that is naturally present in the brain.

THEOBROMINE
A weak stimulant that works alongside caffeine to produce the characteristic ‘high’ that many people experience after getting their chocolate fix. Scientists at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego suggest that chocolate contains substances that produce a cannabis-like effect on the brain. But don’t get too excited – you would have to ingest more than 25 pounds of chocolate in one sitting to get ‘high’ in the same way.

ANOTHER REASON TO BE PLEASED
Scientists have confirmed that dark chocolate is beneficial for our health. The greater cocoa content provides high concentrations of antioxidants called flavonoids, which reportedly prevent cancers, protect blood vessels, promote cardiac health, and counteract high blood pressure.