The word chocolate comes from xocoatl (Aztec language) which means bitter drink. Chocolate then spread to France, Holland and England. In the year 1765 chocolate factory was established in Massachusetts, USA. Chocolate was efficacious to make life a person becomes longer. By using a food frequency questionnaire collected information on the habits of eating candy or chocolate at Harvard University students.
Allegedly phenol antioxidants contained in chocolate is the reason why they can outlive. Chocolate has the ability to inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increase immune function, which can prevent the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer.
A third of the fat contained in chocolate is oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid. Epidemiological studies in Mediterranean populations who consume lots of oleic acid from olive oil oleic concluded positive effect on heart health.
Eating chocolate will not cause addiction, but for some people a delicious chocolate may cause the desire to use them again. It’s called a chocolate craving. The impact of chocolate on behavior and mood is closely associated with chocolate craving. Impact of dopamine is emerging feelings of pleasure and improved mood. It is said that King Montezuma in antiquity always drunk chocolate before rotating harem different every night.
Catechins are powerful antioxidants contained in chocolate. Catechins are also found in tea even though the number is not as high on chocolate. Chocolate also contains theobromine and caffeine.