10 Curiosidades sobre o Chocolate

Inspired and delighted by the novelty at UF, we were interested to know how many boxes of TwentyTwenty Chocolate chocolates it is reasonable to devour in a day, and what their benefits are. These were the 10 most interesting curiosities we discovered:

            1. On average we can eat up to 50 grams of chocolate a day, as long as it has at least 70% cocoa - this is the equivalent of half a bar. That's already a good excuse.
            2. Chocolate helps prevent aging. The cocoa bean is composed of antioxidants that have anti-aging properties. Why anti-aging creams?
            3. Chocolate fights various diseases, especially dark chocolate. It can improve heart health, blood pressure, reduce "bad cholesterol" and improve blood flow to the brain.
            4. Chocolate is activating and causes happiness. Although cocoa has a minimal percentage of caffeine, it is packed with theobromine, the substance that stimulates the hormones that give us pleasure. Chocolate stimulates the production of hormones similar to those that are produced when we are in love.
            5. It is said that the world's first chocolate drinker was the Spanish princess Anne of Austria. At the beginning of the 17th century chocolate was still only a cocoa-based drink, but the princess could not go a day without her dose and is considered to be responsible for the arrival of chocolate in France.
            6. The Portuguese eat about 1.5kg of chocolate per year.
            7. White chocolate is not considered real chocolate. White chocolate is made from cocoa butter mixed with milk and sugar.
            8. Consuming chocolate also helps to release endorphins, which generate feelings of well-being and increases the production of serotonin, which calms and relieves anxiety.
            9. Currently 70% of the plantations are concentrated in Africa. The Ivory Coast is the largest producer and is responsible for about 30% of the world's cocoa.
            10. Chocolate was first consumed as a "drink" by the Mais and the Aztecs during their rituals. When it arrived in Europe in the 16th century, this very luxurious beverage was reserved for the upper class.

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