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Chocolate Revealed

The secrets of the success of chocolate.

Do you like chocolate? It’s popular all over the world, but why? Scientists have been trying to discover its secrets.

The main thing is that chocolate makes us happy. This may have something to do with the 380 known chemicals found in it. The problem is that many of these chemicals appear in other types of food too. So, it’s difficult to know why the ones in chocolate make us feel good. But we aren’t all lost. Adam Drewnowski at the University of Michigan found that chocolate makes the human brain produce natural opiates, called optoids. These can stop pain and make us feel good.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (197) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions so you can understand native speakers, songs, films and TV series better. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about chocolate and cooking, 12 useful words and expressions for describing graphs and charts, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Food – chocolate. • Grammar – relative clauses (who, that). • Typical errors – error correction. • Art – airbrushing. • History – JFK versus Lincoln. • Language – how to learn idioms. • Politics – Winston Churchill. • Finance – Wall Street. • Cinema – Shia LaBeouf. • Business – how to start a business. • Marketing – ambush marketing. • Accents – the Scottish accent. • Architecture – buildings of the future. • Words – oxymorons. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!