During the conversation, the specialist told that the absolutely recognized antidepressants are cocoa and chocolate, which contain tryptophan – an amino acid, which is a precursor of serotonin – the hormone of joy. The lower its content in the body, the more a person is stressed, bad moods and depression. The more of it, the better the mood, the doctor noted.
In addition, the doctor emphasized that these products can have a positive impact on the intimate life of the person who uses them. Chocolate and cocoa are also good antioxidants.
The specialist said that cocoa is necessary for patients with chronic lung diseases, bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and recovery from COVID-19.
In November 2020, British and American scientists announced the benefits of cocoa for mental alertness. According to them, the organic substances flavanols, which are found in cocoa beans, help improve mental alertness and strengthen blood vessels.