Monday, February 11, 2008

Food for the Heart-- Oh! Iove chocolates!

When I first made this site, I have decided to focus primarily on Filipino Food. But with the Day of the Hearts coming soon, I opted for this special issue.

Who would not love chocolates? Except when you are under maintenance for diabetes, I know you would not resist eating up chocolates!

Chocolates has been made up from seeds of cacao tree. The seeds are of heavy bitter taste that fermenting would be needed to develop its flavor. Then it is been roasted.

Modern chocolates is being combined with milk solids and sugar. Chocolates is been associated with special occasion not only of its pleasant flavor but also of its physiological effect on the body.

Chocolates contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. This helps in producing pleasant feelings like being happy, accomplished and the feeling of being in love.

Recently scientists promoted the benefits of eating dark chocolates as it contain more anti- oxidants that helps reduce free radicals.

So stay beautiful and be in love! Happy Hearts Days! Eat chocolates!

Recipe ideas can be great with love and care felt while cooking. I can't imagine how much my love one's will love this dish!