This health page exists to pass on to you information about health issues relating to chocolate in so far as the owner and staff of Chocolate Therapy™ & Schoc Chocolates™ understands that health information. To me science says one thing one day then the opposite the next, therefore science must be fluid always changing so please do your own research and please do not regard any of the information on this page or site, as a medical or therapeutic consultation.
If you absolutely need excuses to vindicate your chocolate behaviour, then some of the information below could help.
We at Chocolate Therapy believe in health with chocolate in our lives because:
- Chocolate is part of life, a big and celebrated part of life
- To deny this is to miss out on one of the pleasures of being alive.
Why do we love chocolate so much?
- because it contains the ingredient Phenylethylamine (PEA) which is a chemical found in the brain and it’s necessary for helping to support mood balance.
- most foods contain PEA but beautiful, luscious, sensuous chocolate is just loaded with it
- For further reading and research check out these two below, you may find other articles of interest as well.
- “7 Proven health Benefits of Dark Chocolate” by Kris Gunnars BSc ( I am sure you can look it up, an interesting read I think)Kris is a nutrition researcher with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine. he has spent years reading books, blogs and scientific studies on nutrition. Evidence-based nutrition is his passion.
- “I Adore Chocolate: The health & pleasure of your favourite food” www.glenncardwell.com
- This e-book by Glenn Cardwell, an accredited, practicing dietitian is a great read for further information on many health aspects of chocolate.Why women?
In surveys it has been shown that women need chocolate more than men. This may be true, but from chocology or Chocolate Therapy experience it is perhaps that women aren’t afraid to own up to it.
Men sometimes seem a little coy in saying they love chocolate. In the Chocolate Therapy practice we do have a slightly higher percentage of females, but we are sure this has nothing to do with chocolate but therapy in general.
“Chocolate is history” proffers Louis E Grivetti, Professor in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis.
According to Professor Grivetti, throughout the centuries chocolate has been hailed to support normal and healthy…
- Blood flow
- Brain function
- Breast milk production
- Aging Process
- Kidney function
- Sexual appetite and virility
- Nervous system
- Calm, sooth during times of stress and high activity