Chocolate as an antidepressant
The pursuit of happiness
Many believe it's just a popular legend, but many international studies can confirm it: chocolate makes you happier.
This is because it stimulates the production of endorphins, opiates produced by the brain, causing a sensation similar to that of morphine: they soothe pain and improve mood, creating an antidepressant action thanks to phenylethylamine and serotonin.
Ideal for lovesickness
Why do those who suffer for love tend to eat more chocolate? According to some studies, the same substance that our brain produces when in love can be found in chocolate, thus creating a pleasant feeling.
Chocolate also contains vitamins, minerals, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus, rendering it an ideal energising food for combating fatigue and increasing concentration.