If you are a die hard chocolate fan, these 7 facts might surprise you

Chocolate needs no introduction. It is surely the most memorable part of our childhood and it always finds its way into the most special days of our lives even now. Throughout centuries chocolate has been used by various cultures as desserts and drinks to mark special occasions or celebrations. Here are some very unusual uses of chocolate that might really surprise you.

Money

Credit: Facebook | Melting House Chocolate.

You heard it right. Chocolate was used as currency in parts of Latin America dating back to 1000 BC.

A brain booster

Flavanol found in cocoa is proven to boost blood circulation in the brain and hence increases creativity. This is why children think more creatively than adults.

Fake blood

Speaking of blood circulation, chocolate is used to make fake blood by creative bakers and theater artists everywhere.

Healthy heart

A controlled intake of chocolate is said to help manage your blood pressure. Remember, too much of anything can be bad for you.

Protect your teeth

I’m sure a lot of us are going to use this as an excuse but it’s actually proven that the fluoride in dark chocolate can really protect your pearly whites.

Perfumes

Who wouldn’t love to smell like chocolate?

Antidepressant

Probably why we crave for hot chocolate on cold winter nights or chocolate ice creams while watching a sad movie.

 

 

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