So Let Them Eat Chocolate (Seriously, its supposed to help with feeling down)

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Ok, so im not the type to believe in media hoopla over stuff.  Which is why I never caught on to the Kombucha or chia seeds or kale chips. 

However after years and years and years of studies and millions upon millions of women using that fucking line, “blah blah blah chocolate is actually good for you… blah blah blah release the same feeling as sex”  I finally did some research and found it… its actually true. (PS- this picture is of my chocolate… and the Dark Ghana one is amazing)

Ok So basically this is what goes down:

“One of the ingredients in chocolate is tryptophan, an essential amino acid needed by the brain to produce serotonin. Serotonin is a mood-modulating neurotransmitter, the brain’s “happy chemical.” High levels of serotonin can give rise to feelings of happiness.”

On top of that Chocolate also contains a chemical known as anandamide which is also known as the “bliss molecule”.  Basically it gives you low level effects of what smoking pot would.  It also contains two chemicals, N-oleoylethanolamine and N-linoleoylethanolamine which mimics the effects of anandamide in the body.  

In fact, chocolate also contains antioxidants which help eliminate free-radicals in the body and in studies just released shows chocolate helps with digestion…. basically to make a long gross story a little shorter and less gross.  Dark Chocolate produces this bacteria thats too big to break down in the belly, so it moves to the colon where it is able to be broken down and the body turns it into a usable anti-inflammatory.  

Keep in mind it is the cocoa that holds the nutrients.  So the higher the cocoa or the “darker” the chocolate, the better youll be! 

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So let us all be a little bit like Augustus Gloop and eat our chocolate!  (below are citations)

Yours truly, and not proof-read as always

~The Dark Horse

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/8250/20140320/study-discovers-dark-chocolate-improves-digestion.htm

http://sciencefocus.com/blog/why-does-chocolate-make-us-happy

http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/sweets/chocolate.cravings/

http://www.medicalwellnessassociation.com/articles/chocolate_benefits.htm

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