NATURE’S LOVE DRUG CHOCOLATE!
Who would have thought there are health benefits to eating dark chocolate for your love life and libido?
That’s because cacao contains two chemicals: tryptophan, which helps with sexual arousal and phenylethylamine, which is released in the brain when you fall in love (also known as the “love chemical”.)
Dark chocolate also contains an amino acid called L-Arginine that can help enhance your sex drive and improve your immune function.
A compound called theobromine, which is found mainly in the cocoa beans and consequently in chocolate (dark chocolate having the highest levels) stimulates the nervous system making you feel excitable and uplifted. Talk about an aphrodisiac boost!
Dark chocolate vs milk chocolate helps to:
● Make you feel uplifted and excited
● Give you an instant, natural energy boost
● Stimulates your sex drive
Dark chocolate is also good for your hair and teeth. It can reduce cravings! Researchers from the Netherlands found that people who simply smelled high cacao content dark chocolate reported that their appetite levels dropped by up to half. Smelling dark chocolate, they found, stimulates the production of an anti-hunger hormone called ghrelin, and the effect lingers for about an hour. A 2009 study found that people who ate an ounce of chocolate every day for two weeks saw decreases in levels of cortisol in their systems compared to its levels at the start of the study. Another study a year later showed that, over the course of 30 days, people who ate cocoa daily had 10% lower levels of anxiety and considered themselves 10% calmer than they had been at the start of the study.
Other edible aphrodisiacs include artichokes, asparagus, almonds, avocados, bananas, champagne, figs, honey, oysters, pomegranates, red wine, salmon, steak, strawberries, vanilla, walnuts, watermelon and whipped cream!
In my Allentown transformational coaching practice, I help clients reduce the amount of sugar in their diets and help them switch to healthier “addictions” like dark chocolate that can actually have health benefits and also boost their libidos.
Here’s to a healthy you and libido!