Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chocolate and Craving

Oh God...I am now craving for chocolate and I ate my last chocolate bar last night. Hmmm I wonder if I am really craving for chocolate or just craving for something sweet? I think it's chocolate. I'm curious to find out what is it about chocolate that makes me love it so much. Well, not only me but almost all of us likes chocolate especially woman. So I searched for the information about craving for chocolate and found out that women tend to crave for chocolate more than men. Here are what I just found out.
  • Women seem to be more prone to chocolate cravings than men. The Diabetes Association report found that only 15 percent of males appear to crave chocolate, as much as 40 percent of women do - and 75 percent of them claim that absolutely nothing other than chocolate can satisfy their appetite.
  • There is new scientific evidence that reveals some addictive qualities in the tasty treat. The same alkaloid compounds found in alcohol are also present in chocolate, researchers say.
  • "Other active substances in chocolate, like caffeine and magnesium, are often suggested as potential contributors to craving," Herraiz said, Researchers at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research in Madrid, Spain



(source from about.com - images from marthastewart.com)

3 comments:

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Mmmmmm chocolate.....

Rain said...

I will never go a day without chocolate! I wouldn't say I'm addicted, I'd say pleasantly dependant, lol! I always have cocoa sprinkled on my coffee, well on the foam I've mastered! And I have some dark chocolate every evening after my dinner. Chocolate is really good for you!

boya arsila said...

I love cocoa in my coffee..in fact, I'm having it rght at this moment, but without the foam Rain...aah..I think I have to go out and get loads of chocolate=)