Chocolate contains a natural chemical compound made in the brain, Phenylethylamine (PEA). When released in the body, chocolate gives us:
This is also the substance responsible for making us feel high and in love. It is no wonder that chocolates are shared on Valentine’s day or when in love. We share many a good moment with those we love in the presence of chocolate.
Love is as addictive as chocolates, PEA, the ultimate brain chemical is the reason.
Chocolate is extracted from the Cocoa plant.
Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine.” Not only is cocoa a food, but it is beloved around the world for its sumptuous flavour, and for the way it promotes a positive state of mind and mood.
Of Late, a steady stream of science has emerged, showing that cocoa and the confection made from it (chocolate) possess extraordinary life-imbuing and disease-fighting properties
Dark chocolate is now known to be a powerful antioxidant and is therefore good for the:
High in Vitamins and Minerals
Dark chocolate contains a number of vitamins and minerals like potassium, copper, magnesium and iron that can support your health. The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in chocolate protects against anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Like anything, always keep dark chocolate in moderation & always eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables & fruit. Enjoy dark chocolate & know that it has some health benefits!
How about dark Chocolate for your Valentine in Valentines day?
Vanita Dahia is a pharmacist and naturopath who has been in the health industry for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in this area. For more information or to chat to Vanita to see if this treatment is right for you, call and book in for a 5 minute free phone chat to see how we can help. Call 1300 21 44 25.