Hello everybody… Happy Sunday! I have no idea why I am so happy right now writing this post, seeing as outside the window right in front of me is just a dull rainy view, I must just love blogging so much! Or it could be something to do with the chocolate bar that I have next to me… breaking off small pieces and eating slowly to relieve some of the guilt. So yes… today I am going to talk about CHOCOLATE.
“The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation”
I absolutely love it – I love to bake with it, I love to make real hot chocolates and I just love to just straightforward eat it. Is there anything better than sitting on the sofa, watching a film with a chocolate bar? Scientists have revealed that eating chocolate in reasonable amounts makes you feel emotionally better and improves the smooth running of your body’s endorphins. It has also been claimed that it can protect against heart disease, and University students have said that chocolate can make you live longer. It is also great for stress, which I can completely agree with! It contains valeric acid which is a relaxant and tranquilliser. There is also nothing to say that chocolate causes spots… so why do I feel so bloody guilty?!
Here are a few chocolate facts that I found online that I just found so interesting:
White chocolate isn’t technically chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor!
It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450g) of chocolate!
The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle toll house in return for a lifetimes supply of chocolate. She wanted to make chocolate cookies but had ran out of cooking chocolate. So she used normal chunks, thinking it would all melt together. It didn’t, and so the chocolate chip cookie was invented!
M&M’s were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting.
Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate!
The worlds largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792 kg!
There are crisps dipped in chocolate to buy!
Eating dark chocolate everyday reduces the risk of heart disease by one third.
– have a great Sunday –