Which sets the heart a-fluttering more: Chocolate or a kiss?
Posted: Sep 19th 2007 11:20PM by Martha Edwards
Filed under: Food and Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Healthy Relationships

What excites you more — chocolate or a passionate kiss? It’s a purely subjective matter but technically speaking, the correct answer is chocolate. According to SELF Magazine, the sensation of chocolate melting on your tongue is physically more stimulating than a kiss. Here’s what happens when you eat chocolate:

The ingredients in chocolate trigger the release of serotonin and endorphins, which leads to a feeling of euphoria

Theobromine and caffeine stimulate thought in the brain
Your blood pressure and heart rate go up
A chemical called anandamide triggers pleasure centers in the brain
So maybe the old saying about sex being better than chocolate is NOT true? Still, kissing has a lot less calories than chocolate so if you’re watching what you eat, stick to the kissing. What do you think?

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink
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