Eating chocolate increases our endorphins, the body's natural pain killers.
Raw cacao contains N-acylethanolamines that are believed to temporarily increase levels of anandamide in the brain and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown. This means we feel more relaxed when we eat chocolate.
Chocolate causes certain endoctrine glands to secrete hormones that effect your feelings and behaviors by making you happy. Chocolate counteracts depression, in turn, reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physical and mental. So, eat lots of chocolate!
- Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences
Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the Gods, panacea and Universal Medicine.
- Antonio Lavedon, Surgeon in the Spanish army 1796
Chocolate is a vegetable. Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Beans = Vegetable
Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar beets. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable. To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.
Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.
- Baron Justus Von Liebig (1803-1873), German Chemist.