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Chocolate busts bad mood, infuses energy

Feb 12 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new video, in keeping with the mood of Valentine's Day, highlights several facts why chocolate bust bad mood and may be good for you.

Washington, Feb 12 — A new video, in keeping with the mood of Valentine's Day, highlights several facts why chocolate bust bad mood and may be good for you. It explains how a bar of chocolate...

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Chocolate busts bad mood, infuses energy

Feb 12 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new video, in keeping with the mood of Valentine's Day, highlights several facts why chocolate bust bad mood and may be good for you.

Washington, Feb 12 — A new video, in keeping with the mood of Valentine's Day, highlights several facts why chocolate bust bad mood and may be good for you.

It explains how a bar of chocolate contains hundreds of compounds, many with beneficial properties. For instance, it improve your mood, and not just because of its delicious flavour.

Chocolate contains a number of chemicals that inhibit the breakdown of the neurotransmitter anandamide - sometimes called "the molecule of bliss" - which can block feelings of pain and depression, according to a statement of the American Chemical Society.

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, stimulants that can provide a burst of energy.

The naturally occurring polyphenols in cocoa - the key ingredient in chocolate - boost levels of HDL, commonly known as the "good cholesterol" which also protects the heart, reports the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

The video, produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, is available at www.BytesizeScience.com.

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A pair of Jimmy Choos made of chocolate? WOW Chocolates doesn't stop there

Oct 13 2014 4:49pm CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

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What the World Eats When It's Snack Time

Sep 30 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: BusinessWeek

Chocolate is the most commonly chosen snack around the world, but there's significant regional variation in our snackin ...
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Growing Up Out Of Your Money Child

Sep 30 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Have you ever watched a five year old eat too much chocolate when his parents weren’t watching? Remember the drama and mess that followed? That’s what happens until he’s grown up enough to reason out how much is just right for happiness. It’s the sam ...
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Snacking has gone seriously global

Sep 28 2014 11:02pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

While Americans prefer chips; the rest of the world craves chocolate. ...
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Cookies in Heaven

Sep 26 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: The Post

  An elderly man lay dying in his bed, when he smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of ...
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The Mild, Mild West: 9 Luxury Rocky Mountain Ranches To Visit This Fall

Sep 17 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

The West’s best guest ranches become even more appealing in the fall, when more of the actual ranching work gets started, and when the air is crisp—even chilly—and you get to bundle up in the morning and warm up with hot chocolate in the afternoon, the aspen leaves are set afire and there ...
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