It’s your health coach Angela here to let you know about the benefits of eating dark chocolate to your love life and libido…
Chocolate is made from the cacao bean, a seed of the cacao fruit. Cacao contains two chemicals to take note of: tryptophan, which helps with sexual arousal and phenylethylamine, which is released in the brain when you fall in love (it’s also known as the “love chemical”).
So, there’s a reason that chocolates are popular on days like Valentine’s Day and why it is so synonymous with “romance”.
You might be wondering, “how will dark chocolate enhance my sex drive?”
Dark chocolate is known to contain a compound called theobromine, which stimulates the nervous system increasing feelings of excitement and supports an uplift in mood. It also contains an amino acid called L-arginine that helps enhance your sex drive by increasing nitric oxide and stimulating blood flow to your sex organs, which increases sexual sensation and desire.
And, if you still need convincing, chocolate also contains small amounts of phenylethylamine (PEA) which releases the same hormones as does sexual intercourse. So, for a lift to your love mood, reach for some dark chocolate to give you that aphrodisiac boost!
My clients find that making the switch from milk chocolate or flavored chocolates to pure, unsweetened dark chocolate helps to:
To identify the highest quality chocolate, look for brands of dark chocolate containing 70% cacao content or higher and be sure that the first ingredient is cacao or cacao butter, not sugar!
What do I do now?
In my health coaching practice, I help clients identify if they have some sugar addiction issues and how to switch to “healthier snacking” like with dark chocolate that actually has several health benefits as well as boosts their libidos.
If you think you might be “addicted” to sugar and want help switching to healthier alternatives like dark chocolate over milk chocolate that will boost your sex drive, then let’s have a conversation. Schedule a time to talk with me 1-on-1 and we’ll get you on the path to a healthier you!
To your best health