Our love affair with chocolate
It's no secret that we love chocolate. There is just something so delicious and comforting about the rich, creamy texture and the feeling you get while eating it.
Not only does this amazing treat satisfy a sweet tooth, but it also has some other traits you may not be aware of.
Let's take a look at why we love chocolate so much:
We crave chocolate with the subconscious, internal need for the body to balance its hormones and brain chemistry. The body's endorphin level will also be increased with chocolate, which creates a calmer, yet uplifting feeling.
Blood Sugar Levels
Throughout the day, we are usually busy and often don't find the time to eat properly and cravings for chocolate may arise during this time. The sugar rush gives us the energy we need to push through the next task.
This article recommends eating dark chocolate, because it is low on the glycemic index and will regulate the blood sugar levels safely.
Feeling cranky? It could be your low levels of magnesium. It is suggested that a low level of magnesium may play a part in the strong cravings for chocolate. In addition to other healthier choices, such as dark, leafy greens, chocolate contains a considerable amount of magnesium.
Obviously, indulging in chocolate is not just lack of willpower (right??) :) Sometimes our bodies are crave it for other reasons. We need to learn to listen to our bodies!
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