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Why We Crave Chocolate
Although some 40 million heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates were sold in the United States alone last year, thankfully, chocolate isn’t just for Valentine’s. In fact, more than 50 percent of adults crave chocolate over any other flavor.
If you crave chocolate, ChezSlaughter Chocolate of Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana want you to know that there are scientific reasons for that craving – apart from the fact that chocolate just tastes so good!
Here are a few:
• If you suffer from low blood sugar levels, you might crave chocolate thanks to its sugar and caffeine that can help stabilize those levels. All the better if you crave dark chocolate as it’s low on the glycemic index and can help stabilize levels more safely.
• If you’re anxious, emotional or mildly depressed, chocolate may be your ‘go to’ food because it increases levels of feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine in our brains.
• And if you’re one of the 80% of the population who are deficient in magnesium, you may crave dark chocolate due to the fact that it contains 327 milligrams of magnesium per 100 grams.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, why not satisfy the cravings of your sweetheart with ChezSlaughter Chocolate? See our Valentine offers here.
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