Loco about Choco: Why These Sweets Make Us Feel Good

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Chocolate has the amazing ability to make us forget our worries and bring us a moment of joy. The moment we taste it, all our stress and unhappiness fades away, and we can experience pure pleasure.

For Valentine’s Day, chocolate can provide a romantic boost. It can increase desire and heighten the feeling of joy and happiness. That’s why it has become so closely linked to the love holiday.

Here are a few reasons these sweets make us feel so good, especially during the month of love, and why they could be perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

Reason: Dopamine

When we eat chocolate, our brain is flooded with a pleasure-inducing chemical called dopamine. This neurotransmitter helps to initiate a process that leads to a rush of hormones associated with sexual arousal. Dopamine sets off a chain of reactions that can bring joy, love, and passion, similar to those experienced during intimate moments with a beloved partner.

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Reason: Serotonin

When feeling down and low, they may turn to chocolates like these Lindor Strawberries and Cream Truffles to provide comfort. This is because chocolate has been linked to increased serotonin levels, which can help boost one’s mood. Although this is only a short-term solution, it can alleviate sadness and loneliness.

Reason: Anandamide

The Sanskrit term for joy and contentment originates from this “happiness hormone.” It is released when we experience positive emotions like pleasure and is a key factor in regulating our moods and perception of pain. High concentrations of it can be found in the brains of very active people, creating what is referred to as a “runner’s high.”

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Reason: Phenylethylamine (PEA)

Chocolate can make us feel elated and infatuated – like we’re in love! It stimulates the production of phenylethylamine, a chemical that strengthens the connection between us and our beloved, increases our blood pressure, and accelerates our heart and respiratory rates. In other words, it helps us experience a rush of joy!

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Reason: Arginine

Raw cocoa is a powerhouse of magnesium, a key nutrient most don’t get enough of. This mineral encourages the brain to produce dopamine, which keeps us feeling good and motivated. Insufficient amounts of magnesium can inhibit dopamine production.

Magnesium can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with menstrual cramps and improve muscle relaxation, digestion, flexibility, and cognitive functioning. This might explain why women often have an increased desire for chocolate during their period.

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In Closing

Chocolate is a natural way to boost your feel-good chemicals and enhance love-cuddling. Whether in love or single, it’s okay to crave chocolate around Valentine’s Day. Remember to indulge in high-quality chocolate and share it with someone you love.

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