Who says you need a little excitement in your love life to get your heart rate going? Chocolate can do just that, if not better. Hallelujah.
I know we have all gone through ‘slumps’ or ‘droughts’ shall we say, when all we crave is a little passion and lip-locking. If only I had known about these recent findings during those times, maybe my life would have been a little easier. Researchers have now found that eating chocolate creates a longer and more intense ‘buzz’ than kissing, and doubled the heart rates of volunteers in the study.
“There is no doubt that chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz…A buzz that, in many cases, lasted four times as long as the most passionate kiss,” said one doctor from the study.
I mean, I always thought chocolate made me feel better, but I always figured it was purely mental and just an old female myth. Now, it has actually been proven that it gives you a greater buzz than passionate kissing. Oh, the wonders of science.
But, there is a trick to acquiring the best buzz possible, and it has to do with the chocolate melting on your tongue. Listen closely…
“The study also found that as the chocolate started melting, all regions of the brain received a boost far more intense and longer lasting than the excitement seen with kissing.” So, the key to maximizing your buzz is to let the chocolate melt on your tongue for a little while, instead of just scarfing it down.
Now, I’m not advising you go out and make hershey’s chocolate bars a regular part of your daily diet, because that could get ugly in the long run. But it is nice to know when those dry spells hit, there is an alternative to making out.