Although there are not the few good reviews about chocolate and its effects on the body, specialists and to this day maintain that it is junk food. Injury comes mostly from its high energy value as a result of the large amount therein of sugar and fat zero nutritional value. Let’s see what happens to our body during the first hour after we enjoyed a heaping certain amount of chocolate.
After the first 10 minutes
During the first 10 minutes are filled with pleasure and desire for more chocolate. This is the time in which emit a large amount of chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin, which actually makes us feel happy. When we eat chocolate, our brains release endorphins and – the same hormones of happiness that our body releases when we’re in love. In this context, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Uestaymar said: “The taste of chocolate is in itself sensual pleasure.”
After 20 minutes
About 20 minutes after eating chocolate starts to increase blood sugar levels. This is due to the high concentration of sugar in the product. Experts warn that men should not exceed taking more than 9 teaspoons of sugar (37.5 g) per day. Permissible dose for women is even 6 teaspoons (25 grams of sugar). A chocolate contains – notice – over entire 100% of the recommended daily intake of sugar. Make your own conclusions.
So when you eat a whole chocolate pancreas to secrete large amounts of insulin to deal with the breakdown of burst blood sugar. The liver is also trying to cope with the high concentration of glucose in the blood. And because it can not cope with such a large amount of sugar in a short time, she is transformed into fat deposits, where it is stored until it is time for their degradation. Therefore, when daily intake of chocolate body is threatened by the development of so-called. “Insulin resistance”. This is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. When people have insulin resistance, glucose accumulates in the blood instead of being absorbed by the cells, which leads to type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetic condition.
After 40 minutes
After 40 minutes, begin to feel more energetic, thanks to caffeine. Caffeine is the ingredient in cocoa which is completely absorbed by the body after 40 minutes of taking chocolate. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system directly. The peak of its action occurs approximately 45 minutes. As a result senses aroused, clarity of mind clearing up, become more active and proactive (but only after a few hours we have twice as tired). The feeling of alertness due to a hormone of happiness – dipomin. Caffeine, however, has its downside, if you overdo it. It acts on certain parts of the brain in the same way as certain types of drugs. The negative consequences of the use of caffeine is expressed mostly in insomnia, tension, anxiety and nervousness.
In an hour
Caffeine acts as a diuretic and laxative means, thus accelerating the processes of digestion and helps you lose weight. The activation process increases notably after 60 minutes of taking chocolate. On the other hand excessive sugar begins to exert its disastrous effects on the body as a result of which you may feel sluggish, anxious and even headaches. Normally, our body needs only 24 to 72 hours to digest food, but consuming trans fats (note) around the whole 51 days! That alone should be enough to think about Excess chocolate and sweets you eat daily.
In the end, say something reassuring. Here, as everywhere, with full force the rule: “Every thing is not too good.” So hardly chocolate will hurt us if we accept less frequently and in smaller and moderation. Good to know that the darker the chocolate, the more cocoa and accordingly caffeine in it. Adhere precisely to the consumption of dark chocolate, but one that includes in its composition at least 70 percent cocoa. This chocolate will give you a healthy dose of flavonoids, which are part of the group of polyphenol antioxidants