is an organic alkaloid found naturally in chocolate, minus the sugar. Theobromine is widely used for its appetite-suppressing effects. Because it is the "feel-good"ingredient in chocolate, it promotes healthy emotional well-being during periods of low energy and dieting.
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that eating chocolate supports healthy brain chemistry which many describe as that "feel-good" sensation. So there is a physiologiccal reason why men give chocolate on Valentine's day instead of jelly beans!
Theobroine contains high levels of fiber, B vitamins and anti-oxidant, naturally occurring calcium, phosphates, Vitamins A,C and D. Theobromine has been shown in clinical studies to reduce food intake. It contains stearic acid, which is a saturated fat; however, stearic acid does not raise LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) like most other saturated fats. Stearic acid is converted in the liver to oleic acid, a heart-healthy, moonounsaaturated fat.
Research conducted by scientist from Holland's National Institute of Public Health and Environment shows that chocolate contains powerful antioidants called Catechins
Phenols are said to prevent fat-like substances in the blood stream from oxidizing and clogging the arteries.