Why the Chemicals in Chocolate are Good For You

Bytesize Science, a blog by the American Chemical Society, explains why chocolate (in moderation) is good for you in the short video, “5 Chemical Facts About Chocolate.”

Chocolate may improve your mood, and not just because of its delicious flavor. Chocolate contains a number of chemicals that inhibit the breakdown of the neurotransmitter anandamide — sometimes called “the molecule of bliss” — which can block feelings of pain and depression.

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