Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Why do we love chocolates? Chocolate is one of the most craved foods in the world. It just melts in our mouth and tastes so good that many of us are ready to eat them at any given time. Now, one of the reasons why we love chocolates is because they contain a substance called anandamide. In Sanskrit, 'Ananda' means 'bliss'. Now, when we eat chocolates, anandamide present in them binds to special receptors in the brain giving us bliss and joy. Thus making us love chocolates. Some chocolates also contain substances like theobromine. It is thought that this theobromine makes our brain produce anandamide by itself. Making sure that we feel blissful after eating chocolates. Now, before going further, I'll ask you a question. Severe theobromine poisoning due to eating chocolates is more likely to occur in: Human beings. Mice. Dogs. Rats. And your time has begun. Think fast and write your answer or correct option in the comments section. And the right answer is option number 3, that is, dogs. Now, let's continue with our video. In addition to this, most types of chocolates contain sugar to make them taste sweet. Sugar activates the reward system in the brain due to which neurotransmitters like dopamine are released. Dopamine gives us pleasure and makes us feel good. As it makes us feel good, we tend to eat more chocolates to get the same feeling. Thus, we get addicted to chocolates. Moreover, whether it is milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate, there are numerous varieties to choose from. Also, there are dry fruits like raisins, almonds, cashew nuts, etc. which we generally like. When these dry fruits are added to chocolates, the desire to eat chocolates increases. Also, according to a study, it is observed that salt suppresses bitterness and increases sweetness. Now, let us hold on for a second and try to answer a question. According to a research, how does salt suppress bitterness? By restraining our sense of smell. By neutralizing our bitter taste receptors. By neutralizing our brain cells. By making the food more acidic. C'mon guys. Start typing your answers. The correct answer is option number 2, that is, by neutralizing our bitter taste receptors. Now, let's get back to our video. Hence, while preparing desserts like chocolate cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. A little salt is added to them, making the desserts more inviting and tempting. Thus, we easily get attracted towards them.