"What is health? It is chocolate!" Brillat-Savarin, the first and most famous of French gourmets, loved chocolate in any shape or form, and at any time. The loving attention of this hedonist and epicurean, who died in Paris in 1826, helped build the pedestal that chocolate is still standing on today.
Chocolate's nutritional and energetic qualities were already much appreciated by the Spanish colonisers, and today are equally well understood by athletes. Its components (magnesium, iron, lipids, carbohydrates, ...) provide chocolate with excellent revitalising qualities. It is no coincidence that until the early 19th century, chocolate was sold in pharmacies.
Since the time of the Aztecs and Mayans, who initiated the consumption of cocoa, chocolate has always been considered an aphrodisiac. The Aztec emperor Montezuma himself drank it under the rather unromantic pretext of needing 'access' to women.
The theologian Franciscus Rauch wrote in 1624: "This beverage drunk in convents inflames passions." Leaving these legends aside, chocolate does provide a simple sensual pleasure to enjoy and share.
In the sixteenth century, ladies of the Spanish nobility ate chocolate all the way to church. Was this to help them bear the long, monotonous services?
We now know that chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a natural antidepressant.
Cocoa contains flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory effects, helpful in fighting hypertension. Studies prove that eating dark chocolate every day could reduce blood pressure.
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