Chocolate makes everyone happy right? The answer is yes, chocolate sets off neurological chemicals that make one think they are experiencing happiness. When you find yourself at the Doctors office because you're sad, many new things are learned, including that chocolate can help with depression.
Chocolate is an essential asset in this world, not only because it comforts us in our time of sad binging but also because it makes us feel warm and happy when one is feeling down. Have you ever wondered why chocolate makes people feel happy when they're sad? Well, this is because chocolate has a chemical in it known as Phenylethylamine. Phenylethylamine causes alertness and a degree of excitement, it is also known as “the love drug” because It is known to create feelings similar to love when the chemical hits the brain.
“According to a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who feel depressed eat about 55 percent more chocolate than their non-depressed peers. And the more depressed they feel, the more chocolate they tend to eat”(Khirly, Dina). Many people find themselves reaching for chocolate when they’re sad because they know deep in their mind that it will make them feel better. Not many people realize that this is because of actual chemicals making them feel better or happier.
Have you ever found yourself reaching for chocolate when you’re feeling sad? Next time the feelings of sadness are upon you would you try chocolate to see if it helps? Do you think chocolate can help one with depression? Did you know that people can easily get addicted to chocolate? Do you think chocolate can help people with depression?