Chocolates Bust Bad Mood

by Sheela Philomena on  February 12, 2013 at 2:52 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Chocolates contain a number of compounds that bust your bad mood and infuse energy, say researchers.
 Chocolates Bust Bad Mood
Chocolates Bust Bad Mood

It explains how a bar of chocolate contains hundreds of compounds, many with beneficial properties. For instance, it improve your mood, and not just because of its delicious flavour.

Chocolate contains a number of chemicals that inhibit the breakdown of the neurotransmitter anandamide - sometimes called "the molecule of bliss" - which can block feelings of pain and depression, according to a statement of the American Chemical Society.

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, stimulants that can provide a burst of energy.

The naturally occurring polyphenols in cocoa - the key ingredient in chocolate - boost levels of HDL, commonly known as the "good cholesterol" which also protects the heart, reports the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Source: IANS

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