Dark Chocolate A Mood Lifter

Monday, 16 September 2019 by
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Dark-chocolate-to-boost-our-mood2University College London (#UCL) have led a study into the mood boosting effects of #chocolate. For some time, it has been known to include #orosensory properties, #psychoactive ingredients, and an activation of #neural #reward pathways, but there has been limited high quality research to prove this. #Flavonoids have also been shown to have a positive effect on mood and are found in far higher quantities in dark chocolate than milk, yet no previous study has investigated this association. This research aimed to examine the relationship between chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression with  data from 13,626 adults in the United States.