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Chocolate Can Be Good For Your Marriage

By August 13, 2009

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I knew it all along. Chocolate is healthy! Chocolate can also help your marriage.

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How? According to Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, chocolate can help with bad moods. Additionally, chocolate can make you feel good and is considered by many to be an aphrodisiac.

Dr. Fitzgerald: "Helps with mood: Chocolate contains tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, which can help with depression. Research also shows chocolate can increase dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine (PEA) known as the 'love chemical.'"

"It seems that the health benefits of chocolate come in packages that don't include nougat, caramel, or high amounts of sugar."

"Most studies were done using cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Experts suggest that adding small amounts (a one ounce piece a few times a week) of dark chocolate to a healthy diet that includes antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables will give you a variety of phytochemicals (beneficial elements of plants) that have proven health benefits."

So feel free to enjoy chocolate and to give chocolate as a gift to your spouse!

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