1 – Phenylethylamine (PEA) contained in chocolate encourages your brain to release feel-good endorphins
We all like to feel good right? But sometimes we all need a little boost. Personally, I don’t drink coffee, alcohol or take any kind of drugs so a little chocolate gives me a boost in the day, especially at night when I need to get my brain thinking to work again after a full day, as I work while my toddlers sleep. It contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. So if love isn’t on the horizon for you, then chocolate may be just what you need. And a little of what you need does you good. So yes, you can eat chocolate, and encourage your brain to release feel-good endorphins.
2 – Flavanols are thought to reduce memory loss
3 – Reduces stress in expectant mothers, and their offspring smile more often
4 – Reduces levels of bad cholesterol and raises levels of good cholesterol
5 – Dark chocolate is packed with Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Selenium
- 67% of the RDA of iron.
- 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
- 89% of the RDA for Copper.
- 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
- It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.