Thursday, April 19, 2007

DARK CHOCOLATE GIVES MORE OF A BUZZ THAN KISSING!


British scientists discovered this week that people get more of a buzz from chocolate than they do from a passionate kiss. A study monitored brain activity of people whilst kissing their partner and also whilst eating dark chocolate. Volunteers wore heart monitors and electrodes attached to their heads and were told to put a piece of dark chocolate on their tongue without chewing it and indicate when it started to melt. They were later told to kiss their partners as they normally would. The chocolate beat the kiss hands down giving a much longer body and brain buzz! Apparently as soon as the chocolate started to melt in the volunteers' mouths, all areas of the brain were stimulated far more intensely and for longer than from kissing! Interesting!

7 comments:

Marion said...

Wow...I knew there was a reason I like dark chocolate! The darker the better, lol!

You are amazing finding these wonderful bits of life that you publish on your site...I love visiting here!

Jackie said...

I know what they mean :)

Just make sure your dark chocolate is at least 75% cocoa to make that buzz really good.

Sharon Lynne said...

Makes sense. I have a tendency to get heart palpitations, and have been told to avoid chocolate. (and coffee)

But (of course) I cheat sometimes!

Dirty Butter said...

As a chocoholic, I can attest that it has a very powerful effect on my emotions. It's my stress reliever!

Dirty Butter said...

As a chocoholic, I can definitely attest to the fact that it effects my emotions.

Sheila said...

Would caffeine in the chocolate have anything to do with the buzz I wonder?

Naomi said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I think the buzz is definitely due to the caffeine content! My favourite dark chocolate is Green & Blacks organic. Delicious!