2. Dark chocolate
As if you needed an excuse to eat chocolate, now you have one. But, before you get too excited and reach for the nearest bar of milk chocolate, we must inform you that the only healthy form of chocolate currently available is dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate naturally suppresses the production of cortisol. Cortisol is known as the ‘stress hormone’ because we secrete it when we’re stressed, and it has negative effects on our mood.
Dark chocolate enhances the natural production of dopamine and serotonin, which is why you feel happy and relaxed when you consume it. Dark chocolate is still high in calories so in order to keep things healthy, aim for around 40g of dark chocolate per day.
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