Can eating chocolate give me a high?


Chocolate contains stimulating compounds like caffeine, as well as others that induce pleasure. The amount is too small for most people to feel a drug-like high, but there is nonetheless a widely held belief that chocolate produces a euphoric feeling. A 2007 survey about happiness found that respondents who listed chocolate as their favorite candy shared a more optimistic outlook and lower instances of loneliness and depression.

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Emotional Health

How well you handle stress, anger, relationships, work, family life-it all factors into your emotional health. Finding balance in life-as well as peace of mind-helps us cope with life's ups and downs. Take time to explore new ways ...

to find stress relief, and to release anxiety, and unhappiness. Counseling can help-as can a gratitude journal.

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