Chocolates: An aphrodisiac

Chocolate contains certain aphrodisiac properties that give you a sense of indulgence, satisfaction and little amount of guilt.

Mayans established the earliest know plantation for growing cocoa tress, which produce cocoa beans.

These beans were valuable commodities. And, were used in Central America both as forms of payment and as units of calculation.

Chocolates can influence your moods. Couples like to gift each other chocolates. It is found to increase the excitement level of the spouse.

In fact studies have revealed that women who normally had a lower libido reported an increase in their sex drive after consuming chocolate. It is said that Madame du Barry, courtesan and mistress of Louis XV, always served her lovers a cup of chocolate before they were let in to her bedroom, and that the great lover and alchemist Casanova, who drank his cioccolata at Cafe Florian in Venice, considered chocolate more stimulating than champagne and called it the "elixir of love".

Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, a naturally occurring amino acid which some consider to have aphrodisiacal effects. Phenyl ethylamine is a substance, which is released, naturally in the human body when you're in love. Chocolate contains flavanoids that are also found in red wine and green tea. Flavaniods help to improve blood circulation. Those same compounds may also help reduce blood pressure.

Did we not at some point in our childhood always longed for a bar of chocolate. And, always licked off every last drop from the packet.

Surely chocolate can do wonders to your skin. Chocolate are used in beauty therapies. Chocolate facemask, soufflé, and even perfumes are a women's delight. A sensual chocolate foot massage can do wonders to your foot.

Some people like to have a bar of chocolate just before they go to sleep. It is a kind of feel good factor, thought to give you a goodnight sleep.

It is a luxurious practice at high-end hotels to slip in a piece of chocolate just beneath your pillow covers.

Go get your bar for that adrenaline rush...