Chocolate: Why Do You “Need It”?

Why You Need Chocolate?  

New research reveals that if you’re craving chocolate, there may be a reason – you may actually need it, reveals Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., author of The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book. Every ounce of chocolate contains 100 mg of magnesium and research suggests getting just 400 mg of this essential mineral daily cuts fatigue 89%. Add a little chocolate to your diet, and you could slash your risk of depression in half. Chocolate is rich in phenylethylamine – a powerful mood boosting hormone found in the brain. Smelling chocolate boosts your brain’s production of its own natural anti-depressants, serotonin, and dopamine  with phenols – powerful anti-oxidants that block the formation of dangerous blood clots.Eating a few ounces daily can cut your artery-clogging LDL cholesterol levels as much as 14%. For best results, choose dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate found in candy bars, etc.   

  

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