Sometimes food is not just food. Sometimes music is not just music. Sometimes feelings are not just feelings.
Sometimes you do feel you’re just a vibe in the universe and it feels great.
The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Also they believed that Quetzalcoatl had been condemned by the other gods for sharing chocolate with humans.
The Maya people left some surviving writings about cacao which confirm the identification of the drink with the gods. The Dresden Codex specifies that it is the food of the rain deity Kon, the Madrid Codex that gods shed their blood on the cacao pods as part of its production.
Isn’t it sadly ironic that Europeans almost exterminated people who gave chocolate to the world ?
I can’t stop eating chocolate. And there is always chocolate in my fridge. Is there a chemical reason for this ? Yes.
According to a recent study published in the scientific journal Current Biology, eating chocolate can be compared to consuming opium, or for that matter, perhaps heroin. As reported by LiveScience, chocolate stimulates a peptide called “enkephalin” that activates cerebral opioid receptors. Enkephalin is a “relative” to endorphin. One difference is that enkaphalin is a natural opioid, a drug-like chemical produced in and by the brain that binds to the same receptors as many anaesthetic or psychoactive drugs.
But hey, I prefer dark chocolate, and it seems that dark chocolate truly has some positive effects.
I have tried different types of dark chocolate. All of them with above 70% cocoa. Flavoured dark chocolate is also nice, but my favourite is simple dark one.
Lindt Excellence 99%
Nero Nero Novi 99%
Nero Nero Novi 88%
Nero Perugina 85%
Nero Novi Orange 70%
Nero Novi Mint 70%
And the winner is…..
I really love Nero Nero Novi 88%. I already made this competition, but my taste hasn’t changed… but I discovered something new… as to music ! Enjoy 🙂