Updated: Jul 11, 2022
Are you a chocolate addict? Me too! Here are some fun CHOCOLATE FACTS for you
700,000 tons of chocolate is eaten each year in the UK that’s 11kg per person! Or roughly three bars a week.
66% of chocolate is consumed between meals and 22% after 8pm! When we reach for some after work comfort on the sofa
40% of the chocolate eaten in the world is consumed in Europe.
Eating chocolate can have many different effects upon the body - it can have has a sensual, tactile effect in the mouth. It is a drug stimulant like coffee - and has a narcotic effect with floating, flying symptoms. It has long been associated with love and romance and has constituents that resemble brain chemicals that increase when in love. Endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin these four neurotransmitters form the quartet that is responsible for our happiness and they are all released when we eat chocolate. Hence that warm and fuzzy feeling it gives us. We know that chocolate is good for the heart - and also the brain chemistry - but what else about this delicious treat gives us the “feel-good” affect? Other mood-boosting chemicals found in chocolate include
1, 3, 7-Trimethylxanthine. The long word for caffeine! It works by counteracting the natural neurotransmitter adenosine, resulting in an increase in heart rate and muscle contraction.
Theobromine. This stimulant works alongside caffeine to produce the characteristic energy boost many people experience after getting their chocolate fix.
Tryptophan. An amino acid found in small quantities in chocolate used by the brain to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter that can produce feelings of happiness.
Phenylethylalanine. Promotes feelings of attraction, excitement and nervousness and is associated with the ”butterflies” we feel when falling in love. Why many of us fall in love with chocolate after one bite!
Did you know Chocolate has been proven as a homeopathic remedy homeopath by J. Sherr? I use chocolatum in clinical practice with many patients for of individual reasons. Want to know more..
🍫 Chocolatum state comes out of difficulty in connecting to people, increasing feelings of isolation and vulnerability. There is a strong desire to be alone / or feeling alone - not belonging to a community or withdrawing communication. They can feel lost or forsaken and desire unity. It can led to them over exerting themselves just alike a stimulate drug - overworking, feelings of great strength or weakness.
🍫 Affinities with circulatory system, endocrine - hormonal conditions such as PCOS and mucus membranes.
🍫 Sensory organs are all strongly affected and the eyes, ears and nose are all acutely sensitive
🍫 Acne < scratching - highly sensitive skin - ‘nerves on edge’
🍫 Constipation ball like stools similar to homeopathic remedies, Sepia or Nat-mur - many symptoms cross between these remedies
For more information on how homeopathy can support you returning to a state of balance and repair. Do get in touch via my website or email firstname.lastname@example.org