Why do we love chocolate?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 January, 2007, 12:00am

Humans are born liking sweet tastes. This, combined with the aroma and texture of fat, makes chocolate highly desirable and palatable.

And there's good news for chocolate lovers everywhere: we have a biological excuse for craving chocolate. It contains substances which put us in a better mood and make us feel good.

Moreover, chocolate contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help fight off certain diseases like cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.