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Chocolate Cravings

Chocolate Cravings

Here's why you might be suffering from "chocoholism":

  • Alkaloids in chocolate may raise the levels of serotonin (the happiness hormone) in the brain.
  • Feeling like you need chocolate might indicate you’re not getting enough magnesium in your diet.
  • Chocolate also contains “drug-like” constituents such as anandamides, caffeine, and phenylethylamine, which can wield a powerful influence on mood.

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