Tuesday, February 5, 2008
anyone who claims to not like chocolate is a liar. either that or they just haven't had good chocolate. nothing in the whole world is better than a really good piece of chocolate. this fact is not up for debate.
besides being intensely tasty and delicious, chocolate makes you happy.
it contains sugar, tryptophan (a precursor to serotonin), phenethylamine (the "love" chemical), and caffeine.
according to wikipedia, "a study reported by the BBC indicated that melting chocolate in one's mouth produced an increase in brain activity and heart rate that was more intense than that associated with passionate kissing, and also lasted four times as long after the activity had ended." ...something to think about this valentine's day, anyway.
and, studies have also shown that dark chocolate has certain health benefits -- it may help lower blood pressure, and it definitely contains lots of good-for-you antioxidants.
so, anyway, chocolate is fabulous and i love it.
happy birthday, ronny!