It’s the afternoon, a few minutes before the kids return home from school. You’ve checked a whopping two things off your to-do list, but suddenly have an intense craving for chocolate. You find yourself rummaging through the pantry looking for some left-over Easter chocolate, or pray that you caved last week when your kids begged for chocolate at the Whole Foods checkout line. But, why do we crave that afternoon chocolate anyway? According to Wellness Mama, there are several reasons!
You really need Magnesium
About 80% of people are magnesium deficient, and while chocolate’s not number one on the list of foods that are high in magnesium, it’s still top ten.
You like feeling happy, duh!
Did you know that eating chocolate actually makes you happy? After taking a bite of that chocolatey-goodness your brain releases a chemical called dopamine. This helps us move and supports our mood and memory. Your brain also releases serotonin which reduces anxiety, supports sleep & mood. And finally, theobromine, another chemical in the body that increases energy levels! Sounds like a powerhouse reaction, more chocolate please!
Your body needs antioxidants
Chocolate, especially darker chocolate, contains flavanols, a fancy name for antioxidants that are said to be anti-aging. Need I say more?!
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