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Chocolate

Chocolate

Think “chocoholics” are full of it? According to review studies, chocolate can evoke psychopharmacologic and behavioral reactions similar to drugs and alcohol! Dark chocolate, in particular, contains a compound called phenylethylamine that releases the same endorphins triggered by sex. It can also increase the feelings of attraction between two people. Moreover, other studies show eating chocolate causes a more intense and longer buzz than kissing does.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Nicole is a Washington, D.C.-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and health and wellness educator. She blogs about holistic health at www.WholeHealthRD.com. Published May 21, 2012.