Chocolate: the love drug 


Chocolate is touted as the “love drug” since it gets right to the heart of sexual pleasure by increasing the brain’s level of serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical.

Drexel University noted chocolate may raise libido since consuming it also causes your brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, which may put you in the mood for love.

The best ways to benefit from the heart-enhancing effects of chocolate are to consume cocoa powder or to eat a moderate amount of semi-sweet dark chocolate. Cocoa powder can be used to make hot cocoa, with milk or water or added to blender drinks and baked goods. It contains little fat, and no sugar. Sweeten lightly. For the dark chocolate, keep it to about half a 3.5-ounce bar daily.