(BPT) – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there is no better time to give your sweetheart an Edible® declaration of love, which will be sure to speak to any woman’s heart.
Chocolate is an aphrodisiac
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to rev up the romance by indulging in a delicious aphrodisiac like exotically romantic chocolate? Chocolate contains tryptophan, a building block of serotonin, and phenylethylamine, a chemical released in the brain when people fall in love. Additionally, consuming chocolate affects the key emotional center of the brain, known as the amygdala. The amygdala not only regulates emotion, but also sexual desire and behavior. Some studies suggest that eating chocolate will decrease negative emotion and increase sex drive, particularly for women.
If these are not reasons enough to gift your loved one chocolate, let’s not forget the fact it also tastes and smells delectable, and if presented in the right fashion it can be downright pretty, especially if you give your other half some chocolates paired with a rose bouquet.
Dopamine is divine
Who doesn’t want a happy partner on Valentine’s Day? An Edible® Valentine’s Day Bouquet will be the centerpiece of your beloved’s social media post and have her bragging and beaming. Consuming chocolate is known to release a chemical in the frontal lobe of the brain that releases dopamine, which boosts mood and makes us happy. Additionally, it reduces stress which is why some turn to the sweet treat when anxiety rises. Roughly 40% of women crave chocolate on a regular basis, compared to about 15% of men, so the chances are good that your honey will be over the moon with her cacao-covered treats.
A way to get that second wind
Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which increase energy and motivation. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, chances are that all of us will need a little extra energy after a long day at work. Having a dessert platter containing an array of flavorful chocolatey treats ready for your lady will certainly give her the second wind she needs to keep the evening lively.
Happy health perks
Believe it or not, consuming chocolate has several health benefits. Dark chocolate improves blood pressure leading to better cardiovascular health. Additionally, there are studies that suggest dark chocolate lowers the risk of some cancers and heart disease. It is also full of antioxidants and flavonoids, which fight free radicals in the body. To let your boo enjoy her chocolate in the most nutritious way, gift her with a Valentine’s Day box of strawberries dipped in a dark chocolate blend. The fruit contains adiponectin, which increases the body’s metabolism, and it also is a great source of vitamins C and K. Moreover, strawberries contain high levels of vitamin B folate, an essential nutrient for women trying to conceive. Some extra benefits of eating strawberries are their anti-aging properties and natural ability to whiten teeth. You will surely hit a home run going this route for the holiday.
For all these reasons it is evident that chocolate is every woman’s love language, and presenting your valentine with one of these wonderful arrangements this V-Day will absolutely speak to her heart.