You canâ€™t think of Valentineâ€™s Day without talking about chocolate.
And I love talking about the benefits of chocolate.
Chocolate has lots of natural health-enhancing ingredients â€” like those other favorites, coffee and red wine.
Chocolate has caffeine, phenylethylamines, endorphins, catchins, phenols and anandamide.
Say what? You probably donâ€™t know of these chemicals, but for certain you experience their effects every day.
Caffeine increases wakefulness and some intellectual activity. A chocolate bar has 6g or one-twentieth the amount of caffeine as does a cup of coffee.
As for phenylethylamine â€” these are natural chemicals released by the brain when you fall in love. That explains Valentineâ€™s Day chocolate gifts.
Endorphins are chemicals that reduce pain and…