10 Things You Never Knew About Chocolate

Chocolate, the most popular sweet treat in the world, makes you feel good and it may be good for you, too. The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to the bitter, spicy drink the Aztecs made from cacao beans.
There are more things that you did not know about chocolate. Read 10 interesting facts about chocolate below: 
1) Chocolate scent relaxes brain
Feeling Stressed? The Scent of Chocolate Calms the Brain | VinePair
The scent of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
2) Chocolate was consumed as a bitter drink originally 
Drinking Chocolate: From humble beginnings to today | Chocolate ClassFor most of its 4,000-year history, Chocolate was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat.
3) Chocolate was once used as currency
The Maya civilization used chocolate as money | Science | AAAS
Liquid chocolate was served as a barter currency for the exchange of food and clothes during the 1900 BC.
4) White Chocolate is not a chocolate
White Chocolate, All You Need to Know - Chateau Rouge Fine FoodsWhite Chocolate is not technically chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
5) Dark chocolate beneficial for heart
Men get more health benefits from dark chocolate than women: Study ...Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
6) Eating dark chocolate cures depression
Depression, Memory Loss, Heart Problems? Try Chocolate Therapy ...
People who eat dark chocolate are less likely to be depressed.
7) It protects against tooth decay
Why drinking red wine and eating chocolate might be good for your ...
Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
8) Chocolate can melt around 93° F
12 Tasty Facts About Chocolates – FactWishChocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts in your mouth.
9) Chocolate is a better cough suppressantChocolate Is a Better Cough Suppressant Than Cough Medicine ... When it Comes to Coughs, Chocolate Is More Effective than Codeine.
10) Scientists can reduce the fat in chocolate by 20%
Electric field can make chocolate more healthful, and some say ...
Scientists can reduce the fat in chocolate by 20% by passing it through an electric field.
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