It’s February, and once again Valentines’ Day is just around the corner...a day which can strike fear into the hearts of men young and old. What to do for a gift? What to buy, what size, price, colour, scent...etc. May we suggest the gift of a box of great quality chocolate?
Generally considered a woman’s favourite treat, chocolate is not only sexy to look at and smell, but it can also make you feel sexier when you eat it!
There’s a biological basis for chocolate’s sexy effects. Dark chocolate possesses substances that affect our mood, energy, and sexual function in truly remarkable ways.
Stimulating and elevating your mood, chocolate is known as a super libido food partly because it is a rich source of PEA, or phenylethylamine, sometimes referred to as the "romance chemical." As a stimulant and mood elevator, PEA can induce sensations of euphoria—and it’s naturally released by your brain when you’re in love. This chemical enhances feelings of well-being, joy, and pleasure.
Acting as an energy booster, chocolate really packs an aphrodisiac punch because it also contains a compound which works on the central nervous system, causing us to feel stimulated and excited. Wahoo!
Dark chocolate is also a heart-healthy food, lowers blood pressure, helps prevent plaque buildup in the arteries, improves blood flow through the heart (and the rest of the body), lowers cholesterol, and helps prevent memory decline, heart disease and stroke among many other benefits.
All that while satisfying a deep inner urge to indulge in delicious chocolate!
Another major benefit to giving the gift of great chocolates to your Valentine is that it’s easy for them to share with you, so you can both experience the chocolate high! A win win!
The perfect accompaniment to your chocolate gift is a beautiful card, to profess your love for your Valentine. Records show approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
A great card can help you express your love and be a beautiful keepsake to remember that awesome Valentines' 2019!
At Little Bird in Duncan we specialize in great Valentines’ Day cards and delicious Rogers’ Chocolates, plus we wrap!
Come and see us at 163 Station St. Downtown Duncan.
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