Many of us, at one time or another, have wished that chocolate were a health food (especially in the middle of a kale salad!). And while we probably won’t see chocolate on the menu at the health club’s juice bar, everyone’s favorite confection is actually much better for you than you probably knew.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Science backs this up. The most extensive medical study of chocolate was done by French doctor Herve Robert, who published the book Les Veritus Santé du Chocolat. He put forward the argument that chocolate was not a significant cause of such maladies as migraine headaches, acne, obesity, nor tooth decay - common charges from chocolate naysayers.
To the contrary, Robert argued that some of the main components of chocolate - caffeine, theobromine, serotonin, and phenylethylamine - make it a tonic, an anti-depressive and anti-stress agent that enhances pleasurable activities.
But, very few true chocolate lovers really need such scientific background to know how chocolate makes them feel! Just a couple of bites and your mood changes. The positive effects are real!
Stop by our chocolate store in downtown St Paul and sample some of our handmade delicacies. Let the stress and fatigue of your workday melt away with every bite. We look forward to seeing you!