Phenylethylamine, also found in chocolate, works by stimulating the brain’s pleasure centres and is believed to induce feelings of giddiness and excitement. And finally anandamide is described as a psychoactive ingredient. Remarkably, this neurotransmitter behaves in the same way as THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which come from the cocoa tree Theobroma cacao. As a result it contains many of the same healthy compounds as plants including copper, iron, zinc and magnesium and specific antioxidants called polyphenols. Research in California also concluded that chocolate (in moderation) can be good for the heart since it contains flavonoids. And a study at Harvard University found that people who eat chocolate three times a month may live almost a year longer than those who don’t. Well – MODERATION is the KEY!!