What is chocolate addiction and how to get rid of it?

  • What is chocolate addiction and how to get rid of it?

    It is well-known that any dependence, for example, on alcohol and drugs, is quite a dangerous disease for today. Dangerous is that getting rid of any dependency is difficult. However, not many people know that chocolate dependence is no less dangerous for the human body. There are many different opinions about the dangers and benefits of this product. What is truth really, and how is chocolate capable of causing addiction?

    Yale University staff decided to conduct an experiment using a tomography scan of the brain. As a result of this experiment, the following was found out. When the so-called "shokoelik" saw a chocolate cocktail, the activity of his brain increased dramatically, after he was allowed to taste the drink, the activity of the brain decreased dramatically. Consequently, the brain signaled that he needed chocolate. This behavior is typical for people who are subject to alcohol or drug dependence.

    What is the reason for such a strong addiction to this kind of sweets? The answer is simple: there are a lot of chemicals in chocolate.

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    • Andanamid is a substance that promotes the production of endorphin.
    • With the use of chocolate, the serotonin substance enters the blood, which contains theobromine and caffeine, which increases the efficiency. However, excessive consumption of caffeine ultimately leads to sleep disturbances. Theobromine can affect the slowing of metabolism.
    • Phenylethylamine - a substance that provokes an increase in blood sugar, and also increases blood pressure in the body.

    This is just a small fraction of the substances contained in chocolate, their total number reaches more than three hundred. Proceeding from the above, it can be concluded that excessive consumption of chocolate can cause anxiety, irritability and nervousness.

    There is an opinion that chocolate is a useful product. Many even argue that chocolate helps to reduce weight. However, one should be wary of such prejudices. All the useful properties that can be contained in chocolate - the merit of cocoa beans. As you know, making chocolate, cocoa beans squeeze out the oil, which is rich in useful properties. In the future this oil should become one of the ingredients of chocolate. Unfortunately, legume oil is not often replaced with palm oil, therefore, useful properties are lost.

    Scientists claim that chocolate dependence appears due to the content of special substances, and because of the very type of chocolate bars, as well as its aroma. Due to the fact that in women the sense organs are more developed, they are more often subjected to "shokogolizmu."

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