No matter how happy or fulfilled you may feel, there are always times in your life when you’ll find yourself in a bad mood. It’s perfectly natural, of course, but whether you’re sad, angry, or anxious, there’s no denying that it’s quite unpleasant. However, there is a simple comfort food that can help alleviate your negative moods. In fact, many of you may be consuming this sweet treat as a means of comfort without even realizing it.
Dark chocolate contains naturally occurring chemicals which stimulate the production and release of endorphins, which are hormones in your brain which bring about a sense of pleasure and happiness. In addition, dark chocolate is known to contain serotonin, which is a powerful anti-depressant. The key to this simple mood trick is consuming it in moderation as, despite the benefits, chocolate is extremely high in calories. Therefore, by consuming dark chocolate in moderation, you’re actually helping yourself be happier and more positive.
So, next time you’re feeling down, break off a block of delicious dark chocolate and allow it to naturally increase your happiness and stave off that bad mood.