Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas time and chocolate

We all know that chocolate makes us feel better There are a number of scientific reasons for this. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves, making us feel calm. Most of the time our brains are dominated by beta waves - normal waking frequency. When our brain activity slows to alpha waves, we experience a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation.
Also, because most of us find eating chocolate so pleasurable, we release endorphins (also released during sex) in the brain. These have similar pharmacological actions as morphine, acting as pain-relievers and giving us a sense of wellbeing.


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We all know that chocolate makes us feel better There are a number of scientific reasons for this. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves, making us feel calm. Most of the time our brains are dominated by beta waves - normal waking frequency. When our brain activity slows to alpha waves, we experience a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation.
Also, because most of us find eating chocolate so pleasurable, we release endorphins (also released during sex) in the brain. These have similar pharmacological actions as morphine, acting as pain-relievers and giving us a sense of wellbeing.


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We all know that chocolate makes us feel better

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Yes, its that time of the year, when we put out our decorations and most importantly

Did you know chocolate is good for you?
( Of course in a small amount )
Dark chocolate has numerous hidden health benefits. Consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. So, this Christmas, treat your loved ones to box of chocolate.

Chocolate benefits:
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1.) Chocolate makes you feel good.
2.) Chocolate makes you live longer.
3.) It melts in your mouth. 
4.) It really is good for you (in a small amount).
5.) Chocolate is good for stress. 
6.) Chocolate improves mood and boosts energy level. 
7.) Contains antioxidants.
8.) Chocolate slows down the aging process. Due to the flavonoids in chocolate it is reported to 
     reduce wrinkles and improve complexion.
9.) Dark chocolate is good for the brain and improves memory.
10)Helps the body generate serotonin. 
 
What is serotonin?
Serotonin is the happiness hormone that regulates the mood, reduces mood swings and even prevents depression .
But we still have to remember that it is important not to overindulge in chocolate, because it contains high amounts of saturated fats, sugar and can cause health damage or obesity. However, when eaten in moderate quantities, chocolate truly can be a miracle food. 



















''Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and 
  then eat just one of the pieces.''
~Judith Viorst~


''I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I 
  dare take the chance?''
~Unknown author~




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Chocolate can make you more alert It contains a stimulant called theobromine, a caffeine-like substance that is thought to make us more alert. But theobromine doesn't have the side-effect of giving us the jitters, like caffeine, and chocolate contains only minute amounts of caffeine - a mug of coffee has about 85mg compared with just 1mg in three squares of chocolate.

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