Do you love chocolate? Of course you do. You’re reading this sentence, so I assume you have a pulse. Well, here are some more reasons why it’s the best–as if tasting amazing wasn’t enough. If you don’t love chocolate, HOW? Before you get into your explanation, check out these pieces of smooth, creamy information and make sure that you actually don’t like chocolate and aren’t just supremely confused. Check them out!  

1.) The amount of caffeine in chocolate is actually quite low compared to coffee, tea, and other things often ingested to boost one’s energy.

2.) Chocolate is a natural painkiller.

3.) The sensation one receives from chocolate melting in their mouth can cause a more intense and longer-lasting pleasure than kissing.

4.) One chocolate chip will give you the energy to walk 150 feet.

5.) 40% of the world’s almonds are produced to be used in chocolate products.

6.) Dark chocolate aids the “good” bacteria in your body.

7.) Eating chocolate can help prevent tooth decay.

8.) Cacao beans were used by the Maya as currency.

9.) Hershey produces more than 80 million chocolate “Kisses” every day.

10.) Chocolate’s scent increases the amount of relaxation-inducing brainwaves.

11.) Regularly eating dark chocolate reduces ones risk of heart disease.

12.) Eating chocolate will not result in breaking out with acne.

13.) Technically speaking, white chocolate is NOT chocolate.

14.) Eating dark chocolate can help protect your skin from being damaged by the sun.

15.) Chocolate is thought to be a good, all-natural cough suppressant.

16.) Eating dark chocolate can help improve your vision in low-contrast situations.

17.) The anti-oxidants in chocolate will keep you looking young.

18.) Eating dark chocolate can help curb other less-healthy cravings.

19.) Chocolate-related business kept the founder of Hershey’s from boarding the Titanic.

20.) Chocolate milk is as effective of a post-workout recovery as many of the protein shakes sold in stores.

(via Distractify, Elite Daily)

I can’t remember the last time facts made me this hungry. See? The next time your mother/significant other/roommate tells you to stop eating chocolate, you can let them know you’re just being healthy.

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