Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentine's Chocolates and Shea Butter

So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Well while you are out shopping for that special someone today, don’t forget to pick-up some decadently delicious chocolates. YUM!

You might be asking yourself ‘What does Shea Butter have to do with chocolate?’ The worldwide availability of Shea Butter depends at times on the needs of the chocolate industry. To make chocolate, the chocolate manufacturers use Shea Butter as cocoa substitute in many chocolate products. In fact, Shea Butter's use in the cosmetic industry is a very small fraction of the annual overall Shea Butter harvest.

Here are some other great reasons (besides Shea Butter) to buy chocolate today:

* The smell of chocolate may increase theta brain waves, resulting in relaxation.
* Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, a mild mood elevator.
* The cocoa butter in chocolate contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat which may raise good cholesterol.
* Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals may actually diminish appetite.
* Men who eat chocolate live a year longer than those who don't..
* Chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood.
* Mexican healers use chocolate to treat bronchitis and insect bites.
* The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being.

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