Where Does Chocolate Obsession Come From?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 7 years ago

    Where Does Chocolate Obsession Come From?

    I have been obsessed with chocolate since I was a child.  Why do some people like chocolate so much, while others don't like it.  Is it genetic?

  2. stayingalivemoma profile image84
    stayingalivemomaposted 7 years ago

    I can't speak for everyone else, but I actually have little pieces of chocolate embedded in my DNA.

  3. renegadetory profile image96
    renegadetoryposted 7 years ago

    I don't know if its true or not, maybe someone can verify for me, but I heard that if you don't introduce chocolate to a child until they are past the age of 4 or 5 (can't remember the exact age) they will never love chocolate.  I don't know how much truth there is to that, but its an interesting thought.

    I can't say I'm obsessed with chocolate, except for a few days of the month.  Maybe its because eating chocolate supposedly releases the same endorphins in our bodies as having sex...

  4. Ivel01 profile image61
    Ivel01posted 7 years ago

    Researchers claim it is addictive:

    - chocolate contains small amounts of drugs and stimulants, that might affect the mood tphenylethylamine, theobromine and caffeine.

    - chocolate contains carbohydrates and little protein.  Eating such foods is assumed to boost the level off serotonin in the brain (the feel happy hormone)

    - Chocolate has a pleasant structure and taste, which is believed to release endorphines - a chemical wich acts like an opioid ... it increases feelings of pleasure and reduces feelings of pain ...

  5. cobrien profile image76
    cobrienposted 7 years ago

    Chocolate is a feel good food, it literally increases the serotonin levels in the brain, enhancing mood, even though we don't really recognize it. I am bipolar and get strong cravings for chocolate, especially when I need my meds adjusted.

  6. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    Moms and girlfriends on valentine's day influence kids - just kidding. Oh yeah, maybe Halloween and Christmas stockings.

  7. europewalker profile image74
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    I don't know where the obsession comes from, but I don't go a day without some type of chocolate. It's just delightful.

 
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