Chocolates - The Secret Ingredient To Being Happy!

Chocolates - The Secret Ingredient To Being Happy!

Call it a remedy for a broken heart or a way out to tell satiate unbalanced hormones, Chocolate – the sweet treat that is loved by one and all, is believed to have a great impact on your emotions as well as your overall health, they are a popular way to relieve emotional stress.

Have you heard this one? “chocolate makes you happy because it tastes nice”. Well, it turns out that’s not entirely true. Chocolate can make us happier, but there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. There are many different compounds in chocolate that have been shown to have a positive impact on our mood and behaviour, including serotonin and endorphins.

What’s in chocolate and how does it make you happy? We at Nosh Gourmet Foods will be looking at this question and trying to figure out what could make someone happy just by eating chocolates, would you like to know the answer?

  • Many people think that only drugs and alcohol can give a person the chance to be happy. But the fact is, chocolate is an excellent source of psychoactive chemicals. Chocolate contains small amounts of stimulants such as caffeine, though it also has much more potent chemicals that affect our moods and alter our brain chemistry positively.
  • Tryptophan is an amino acid and is a building block for other neurotransmitters. It plays a role in controlling emotions, sleep patterns and appetite.
  • Chocolate with Phenylethlalanine and Theobromine create a very happy feeling in our body, similar to what love and romance bring. They stimulate the release of endorphins which are also responsible for making us feel warm and fuzzy inside. 
  • We all know that chocolate makes our skin healthier and happier, but did you know it has another hidden ingredient? Theobromine is naturally found in cacao beans and can give you the same sensations as when you fall in love or get those big projects finished.

Although there is a scientific explanation for why chocolate and happiness connect. Discovering the psychological side of chocolate can give you some surprising insights. Remember that this is an opinion piece, and therefore it is a subjective description — there isn't any set list for what best defines the psychological effect of chocolate.

  • The media has portrayed chocolate to be a remedy for many ills, from broken hearts to bad vibes. With this being shown over and over again, it could be easy to understand that this has affected the way we think about chocolate generally.
  • Chocolate's sugar content is another reason why it makes us happy. When we eat chocolate containing sugar, our taste buds send signals to our brains telling us that we have eaten something sweet, which is instantly recognised as pleasure. Certain chemicals are released that make us feel happy!

So next time you are eating chocolate, don't forget about all of the science that's going on in your brain to make you feel happy. We're glad to be creating something that gives our customers such joy, so we bring to you some of the best chocolates—including Toblerone White Chocolate, Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Snickers Miniatures and more—at prices so low you'll think we're giving them away!