Chocolate is able to unleash a chain of chemical reactions in the human body increasing the production of phenylethylamine, serotonin, and dopamine. This reaction can create feelings of serenity that lasts for hours. In ancient times, it was considered “food of the gods” for the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs and was used as source of power, energy, and healing.
Today we know the ‘buzz’ we experience after consuming it, this is due to an alteration in the function of a neurotransmitter called anandamide – derived from the word ‘happiness’ in Sanscrit. This feeling can temporarily block feelings of depression and pain, which makes it very important to control quantities to avoid addiction.
Dark chocolate as a snack or part dinner, can reduce states of anxiety and assist in the feeling of well-being and relaxation. In addition, this delicacy is rich in flavonoids, and acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
HOW: It is excellent at uplifting your mood and helps eliminate fatigue because it increases the level of serotonin. It is also a beneficial product for our hair. The ancient properties of chocolate restore and strengthen damaged hair. This is because chocolate is rich in vitamin B1, which provides nutrients and hydration and offers a high level of magnesium, this helps to increase elasticity and the strength of your hair. It also can produce a shine and/or silkiness to our hair.