Good News: Chocolate is Good For Your (Mental) Health

Good News: Chocolate is Good For Your (Mental) Health

As if you need to find a reason to eat chocolate, right?

We have one for you, though – you know, just in case you need to justify your daily nosh to those who question your logic. It’s good for the soul — and we can prove it!

You’ve probably heard of tryptophan. You likely hear a lot about it around Thanksgiving when people talk about how they’re going to go into a “food coma” and need a nap after the tryptophan in the turkey makes them sleepy. Truth be told, you’d need far more than a meal’s worth of turkey to get enough tryptophan to have that sort of effect. You’re really just sleepy from stuffing yourself silly.

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But we digress. Chocolate has tryptophan in it as well. Tryptophan triggers the production of serotonin in your brain and serotonin is responsible for putting you in a good mood.

Chocolate makes people happy!

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.