3 beneficial chemicals found in chocolate

Benefits of Chocolate

No one can deny that chocolate has the ability to lift ones mood. This is no doubt in part do to chocolates unique and alluring taste, but also is in part due to the many chemicals found in chocolate and their effect on the brain. An article by allchocolate.com highlights 3 of the many chemicals that can be found in chocolate.

1. Theobromine

chemistry never tasted so mmm.

chemistry never tasted so mmm.

Theobromine is found in great quantities in chocolate, and is a stimulant much like coffee. It also acts as a natural cough depressant.

2. Caffeine

oh yeah, like coffee but not bitter

Similar to effects that one can expect from drinking coffee, eating chocolate should provide same of the stimulating awareness raising effects as chocolate too contains caffeine.

3. Phenylethylamine (PEA)

it all makes sense now...

it all makes sense now…

Phenylethylamine releases many of the natural feel good endorphins that effect the brain. This same chemical is released by the brain when people fall in love.

These are just 3 of the 5o0 naturally occurring chemical compounds found in chocolate. Just think of the 497 other tasty happy possibilities.

By James Xu

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