Chocolate history starts out in Latin America, where cacao trees grow wild. The first people to
use chocolate were probably the Olmec of what is today southeast Mexico. They lived in the area around 1000 BC, and their word, "kakawa," gave us our word "cacao."
                     For humans though, Chocolate is a wonderful energy source. Napoleon supposedly carried along Chocolate on his military campaigns, and always ate it to restore energy. Nowadays Sports- persons are often given Chocolate energy bars after sporting activities to restore carbohydrates.
                    Chocolate also contains high amounts amino acids from which the body builds protein and also
dopamine (which scientists believe stimulates the brain’s pleasure receptors) and adrenaline.
                    The bottom line is that indulging in a small amount of dark chocolate might be the perfect
dessert - satisfying your sweet tooth while treating your body to the many health benefits of chocolate. So next time you're craving dessert, reach for the dark chocolate, and hold the guilt.




Anonymous said...

yummmy. :-)

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