sâmbătă, 15 decembrie 2012

Brain and Chocolate

Consuming chocolate makes us feel happy. Chocolate includes over 500 natural compounds, most of which are classified as mood-elevating and pleasure-inducing. Next is a summary of the substances considered to get some consequences on the brain.

1. Theobromine

Chocolate is truly one of nature's most powerful sources of theobromine, but it doesn't highly activate the nervous system.

2. Phenylethylamine

This substance could induce a few of the satisfying sensations you receive after consuming delicious chocolate since it secretes pure feel-good compounds identified as endorphins inside your brain. Phenylethylamine  is produced from the brain when persons are falling in love.

3. Caffeine

Chocolate includes reasonably small quantities of caffeine, about over a cup of decaffeinated coffee. A 1.5 ounce milk chocolate bar has 11 milligrams of caffeine, while a similar-sized dark chocolate bar has 27 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a 12-ounce mug of coffee has 200 milligrams.