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Why does chocolate make you happy?

KDAH

Chocolates release happy hormones. Phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that stimulates the production of endorphins in the brain, is one of the key compounds in chocolate that leads to mood enhancement. Tryptophan, an amino acid and precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter linked to emotions of happiness and good mood, is also found in chocolates.