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Is chocolate like an antidepressant?
« on: 14/07/2014 14:24:56 »
Is chocolate like an antidepressant?
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Is chocolate like an antidepressant?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2014 14:24:56 »
We answered this question on the show...

Next question, I think this leads on rather nicely.  Does chocolate have an anti-depressant effect?  In my experience, eating half a bar or even sometimes an entire bar of chocolate can make me feel much happier.  Are there any neurochemical basis for that?
Martin -   Yeah.  I mean, chocolate raises blood sugar levels quite dramatically and quickly.  That increases glucose delivery to the brain which is basically fuel to the brain among other nutrients.  So, if you give the brain a short shot boost of one of its essential fuels and you can enhance the brainís happiness I guess.
Katie -   We often hear reports of all sorts of wonderful qualities of chocolate which we all love to be absolutely true.  Actually, there's a review that was done by (Hocker)(7
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Re: Is chocolate like an antidepressant?
« Reply #2 on: 31/05/2016 10:59:15 »
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Is chocolate like an antidepressant?

Yes. Chocolate contains anandamide, a natural antidepressant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anandamide
 

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Re: Is chocolate like an antidepressant?
« Reply #3 on: 21/11/2016 14:46:01 »
Chocolate makes you feel better both mentally and physically. It is not a coincidence that companies are offering their clients quality chocolate pralines at meetings etc. For example, I personally love the Belgium chocolate and it makes me feel relaxed everytime Im eating it :-)
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