By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jul 07, 2020 13:32 IST
World Chocolate Day 2020: Know about history of Chocolate & its benefits

World Chocolate Day is celebrated every year on July 7. However, this year, the brightness of this special day seems to have faded due to Coronavirus. Here you can know about the history of Chocolate and it's benefits of eating. In July 1550, Chocolate Day was celebrated for the first time in Europe. After which it started being celebrated all over the world. Chocolate not only tastes delicious, it also benefits the body in many ways. World Chocolate Day, also known as "International Chocolate Day", is celebrated around the world by giving chocolate to friends and family. Chocolate, which acts as a complete mood enhancer, also has many health benefits and was first introduced in Europe in the 1950s.

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Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate benefits our bodies in many ways. Its natural chemicals make our mood better. Tryptophan present in chocolate makes us happy. Tryptophan affects the level of indorphin in our brain, which makes us feel happy. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine chemical which releases Pleasure Indorphine in our brain, which enhances the mood of the chocolate eater. Chocolate benefits our hearts too. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces your risk of heart disease.

  • High nutritional value
  • Advantageous for fetal development and growth
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Improves blood pressure and blood flow

History of Chocolate

It is believed that chocolate came into this world about four thousand years ago. The chocolate tree was first seen in America. Chocolate was made from the seeds of a chocolate tree in the American jungle. The United States and Mexico first experimented on chocolate in the world. It is said that in 1528 the king of Spain captured Mexico. The king liked cocoa here. The king then took cocoa seeds from Mexico to Spain. After this, chocolate came into practice there.

In the early stages, the taste of chocolate was pungent. To change this taste, cold coffee was made by adding honey, vanilla, and other things. After this, a doctor Sir Hans Sloan prepared it and made it edible by drinking. It was named Cadbury Milk Chocolate

Happy World Chocolate Day!!

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