Stay Healthy And Be Happy With Chocolate
Enjoying a good chocolate in a relaxed manner can sometimes work wonders: this is the moment when your eyes close and a deep sigh says: Everything is good. This feeling of happiness has even been scientifically proven and is partly due to the fact that chocolate increases the alpha and beta activity of the brain waves.
Cocoa effect on your brain
When the chocolate arrives on the tongue, the organism feels that something very special is coming up to it. The cocoa bean contains, among other things, a substance that the body releases when it falls in love: tryptophan. The substance acts on the neurotransmitters in the brain and causes it to release the happiness hormone serotonin. Every chocolate delight can therefore pretend to be a little bit in love.
The fact that chocolate enjoyment is stimulating in any case is also due to the ingredients theobromine and caffeine, which are particularly common in very dark chocolate. They increase heart rate and blood pressure and can even expand the bronchi or improve performance. Last but not least, mountaineers often carry chocolate with them: if their strength wanes, a bar of chocolate helps and they keep going uphill.
Effect of Chocolate on “Brain Cells”
The brain should also become more efficient when it receives a piece of chocolate. The reason for this: with secondary plant substances such as polyphenols, the cocoa plant defends itself against predators. However, polyphenols have a positive effect on us: they dilate the blood vessels in the brain and make it more efficient.
It has never been a secret that (a certain amount of) chocolate can make you happy: Cocoa has been used as a tonic and medicine by the indigenous people of Central America. So the darker a chocolate is, the healthier it appears to be. Because then it contains more so-called flavonoids, which protect against hardening of the arteries.
Chocolate with “Ayurvedic Herbs”
If you combine chocolate with pressed mountain herbs and flowers, it can gain enormous strength and be digested even better. The combination with fruits, nuts, spices or even hot chilli can help to achieve healthy moments of happiness.
Calories in “Dark Chocolate”
By the way: dark chocolate usually contains fewer calories! And: Just because something tastes good doesn’t make you addicted to it. But of course the rustling paper, the anticipation of enjoyment and finally the slow melting of good chocolate in your mouth can trigger the desire for more. However, if you gain weight due to too much chocolate, the happiness effect has quickly evaporated!