Need A Reason To Enjoy That Chocolate? Here Are 10 Scientific Benefits You Didn't Know About
March 7, 2018
Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means “Food of the Gods” for a reason. It’s a heavenly way to lift your performance. Who doesn't love chocolate?
Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that it conjures thoughts of love, pleasure, and reward. But in case you need one more reason or 10 to celebrate chocolate, just look to science.
Americans eat nearly 18 percent of the world's chocolate confectionery.
According to estimates from Euromonitor, Americans consumed almost 18 percent of the world's chocolate confectionery by value in 2015 — or around $18.27 billion worth. Despite the report, Americans aren't world leaders in chocolate consumption.