A study has shown that the sensation of melting to a chocolate gave an intense high, far more than the thrill of a lover's kiss.
The finding which could cause many hearts to sink has shown that simply melting to a chocolate is equivalent to hugging and kissing your loved one, four times. Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame was not totally off track when she said that chocolate was better than sex.
AdvertisementTwenty year old study subjects were sized up from their heart and head; they were wired at the scalp with electrodes, while a heart monitor kept a record of their heart activity. They were asked to bite into pieces of dark chocolate and a while later they were to kiss their respective partners.
The study showed that the melting point of chocolate was higher than the melting point of a kiss. Chocolates made the hearts beat faster. Kissing also did, but in the race between the chocolate and kiss, the former won hands down. Both men and women portrayed similar response to the tests.
Neurophysiologist Dr David Lewis, who led the study, was quite surprised with these findings. He said "These results really surprised and intrigued us. While we fully expected chocolate - especially dark chocolate - to increase heart rates due to the fact it contains some highly stimulating substances, both the length of the increase together with the powerful effects it had on the mind were something none of us had anticipated."