chocolate ease your stress and problem possible?!

@heart4u (409)
Philippines
April 18, 2011 9:46am CST
is it true? eating chocolate lessen your stress? well my best friend for 10 years told me this and then whenever she felt sad,stress or she had a problem she always eat a chocolate at the same time she was also telling me her problems and according to her eating chocolate made her feel better. i do not know if its possible or it just work for her. how bout you guys ? have you tried it?
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@nia1023 (134)
23 Jul 12
Chocolate raises the level of serotonin which is a mood enhancer so that might be one of the reasons why people grab a bite of chocolate when they are stressed. this worked for me alot of times. :)
@smilemoon (767)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Feb 12
I think yes it is. I think it is good for mood. Alot od people feel good when they just eat it.
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
A new study suggests that eating little pieces of dark chocolate every day may develop the metabolic response of people who report feeling highly stressed. Consuming dark chocolate every day can positively impact the metabolism of people that report having high-stress levels. But, what isn’t clear is what kind of dark chocolate was used in the study. Prefer raw chocolate whenever possible. All the benefits are lessened when cacao is heated and processed. I in my opinion love raw cacao powder. They can easily be added to a smoothie or used to make a rare dessert.
@misterMR (797)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
For me it is true. I have read so many articles in the past saying that chocolates have an anti-oxidant that could relieve stress and pressure. There are a lot of use for chocolates. I eat chocolate whenever I have to memorize or study my lessons for upcoming quizzes or exams. It is good to eat chocolates whenever you are depressed too. The sweetness of the chocolates could make one person feel it's lush tenderness and warmth. Chocolates really do make me feel happy in a sad day.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
18 Apr 11
I know for me when I eat Dark chocolate it takes away my stress and sadness. The darker the chocolate the better. I call chocolate "women's Medicine". Us women like to eat it for different reasons then men do. I found this website that talks more about how chocolate effects our brain. http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro04/web1/kcoveleskie.html Chocolate can affect the brain by causing the release of certain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the molecules that transmit signals between neurons. The amounts of particular neurotransmitters we have at any given time can have a great impact on our mood. Happy neurotransmitters such as endorphins and other opiates can help to reduce stress and lead to feelings of euphoria. As connections between neurons, they are released from the pre-synaptic membrane and travel across the synaptic clef to react with receptors in the post-synaptic membrane. Receptors are specified to react with particular molecules which can trigger different responses in the connected neurons. The proper neurotransmitter can trigger certain emotions.