Chocolate Tips this Valentines
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” Charles Shulz
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. If ever there was a time that you can indulge in chocolate more than any other day of the year than it should be Valentine’s Day. There are several reasons why chocolate is more popular on this day of love and according to science, chocolate and love exude the same kind of emotion in your mind, that is, chocolate mimics the feeling of being in love.
Because of this pleasurable feeling that both chocolate and love can give, hellofood collected some facts about chocolate that might change your perspective about consuming the sweet sin this Valentine’s. “How so?” you might ask. Well for one, the feeling of chocolate melting in your mouth can cause a longer-lasting pleasure than kissing would. How enlightening and I dare say comforting this piece of information should be especially for those who would have liked to have a date on Valentine’s Day but for one reason or another, things did not turn out that way. It may not be the best substitute for having a date, but it sure can be a yummy one!
Ladies, among all the things that give your skin that extra glow, have you ever considered dark chocolate? No? Well, here’s a reason why maybe you should. Dark chocolate is said to contain flavonoids, which are natural antioxidants. This means that chocolate indirectly helps fight toxins and in doing so, chocolate can contribute to giving your skin that extra spark. This Valentine’s why not try a home-made chocolate facial mask that you can make using cocoa powder and plain yogurt. Also if you accidentally lick your face then you know it will taste delicious!
For those of you, who are taking your loved one out for a Valentine’s date, old or new love – both of you may be filled with nerves from here to Rome. Well, don’t fret, because it turns out that the scent of chocolate alone increases theta brain waves which induces relaxation. Theta state is the state of very deep relaxation and if the scent alone of chocolate is able to do this for you, I would encourage you to surround yourself with some scented chocolate candles, indulge in a chocolate bar and enjoy a facial mask just before your date – so that you can inhale enough chocolate to put you in a mood of relaxation and to attain enough confidence to make your time with your loved one much more enjoyable.
From all of us here at hellofood, we would like to wish you a lovely and memorable Valentine’s Day.
hellofood together with its affiliated brands foodpanda and Delivery Club, is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in more than 38 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, hellofood offers the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app.
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Africa Internet Group introduces and accelerates the online shift in Africa – for its people and its culture. It is committed to running successful and vibrant internet companies which boost the evolution of African online culture. AIG is the parent group of nine successful and fast-growing companies in more than 26 African countries, accounting for over 3,500 staff. AIG cares about entrepreneurship and brings together all the key elements required to build great companies: team, concept, technology and capital. Its network of companies includes JUMIA, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Zando, Jovago, Lendico and Easy Taxi.