Chocolate is a treat that fascinates people. The texture and the flavor awaken the senses and provoke emotions. It also provides several nutrients, and believe it or not, even happiness!
The chocolate contains substances such as caffeine, theobromine and phenylethylamine. Caffeine acts as a stimulant. Theobromine stimulates the heart muscle and the nervous system. Phenylethylamine seems to contribute towards a good mood, since it is an antidepressant.
A study at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated that chocolate consumption was not related to the development or worsening of acne. Some dermatologists, however, claim that patients with a proclivity for acne report a worsening after exaggerated chocolate consumption.
Even though this tasty treat seems 100% healthy, it is important to highlight that its consumption should be in moderation.