Tuesday, October 2, 2007

chocolate or a kiss?

Which sets the heart a-fluttering more: Chocolate or a kiss?
Sep 19th 2007 by Martha Edwards

What excites you more -- chocolate or a passionate kiss? It's a purely subjective matter but technically speaking, the correct answer is chocolate. Here's what happens when you eat chocolate:

  • The ingredients in chocolate trigger the release of serotonin and endorphins, which leads to a feeling of euphoria
  • Theobromine and caffeine stimulate thought in the brain
  • Your blood pressure and heart rate go up
  • A chemical called anandamide triggers pleasure centers in the brain

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