The good news is: chocolate isn't only a delicious treat, but it can also confer health benefits — if you eat the right type in the right quantities. We talk to nutritionist Professor Andrew Prentice, of the Medical Research Council's International Nutrition Group, about his views on the health giving properties of chocolate and also Dr Ian Wilson, who has written on nutrition and stress. When it comes to health-boosting properties, Professor Prentice says that cocoa content is key.
Are the heavy workloads of assignments bothering you? Do you feel the pounding of your heart as the exam datelines approaches, and you realized that you have tons of lectures to catch up on? Fret not, take a short break and have a kit-kat!
It's common knowledge that exercising releases endorphins, a chemical in your brain that leads to feelings of happiness, even euphoria. Smiling, eating certain foods, and even gossiping can also do the trick. Not quite!
Regular exercise helps you stay at a healthy body weight, boosts your energy and mood, reduces your risk of lots of diseases, and so much more. This time, though, I want to talk about how exercise triggers the release of endorphins—and why you want that. Endorphins are a chemical produced in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of your body. These are basically chemical messengers that communicate signals throughout the body via the central nervous system.
Some people can live without sex for many months. Others start climb up the wall after weekly abstinence and say that life is nothing without sex. Why is it so?
Endorphins are neurotransmitters secreted in response to stress and pain, which we all feel from time to time. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to tap into the mood-boosting, stress-relieving benefits of endorphins and get their full, opiate-like effect flowing. The following are seven endorphin-boosting activities to turn to in times of trouble, or when you just need a little lift.
Physical exercise is the most widely known way to boost endorphin production, but many foods and activities also increase endorphins naturally and safely. They are also important for keeping the immune system running smoothly. Fortunately, some of the best things in life — like love, laughter, sunshine, and chocolate — also increase endorphins.
September 15, in Love and Attraction Tags: benefitscacaochemicalchocolatecocoadarkdopamineendorphinetymologyhealthlove. A lot more than one might think. A psychoactive compound is one that crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts on the central nervous system where it affects brain function. There are a variety of chemical substances in chocolate.
Well maybe not factbut I do see a common pattern with my clients. They have low libido, less frequent sexual enjoyment which leads to eating more chocolate. As part of this whole picture, a healthy orgasm can be so therapeutic for mind, body and spirit.