I did a post recently on the way chocolate makes us feel good, but did you know that just the smell of chocolate can relax us?
An experiment by a British psychologist measured peoples brain waves as they were exposed to multiple different food smells. The only one to have any effect was chocolate, by lowering peoples attentiveness - calming them down.
He also tested the effects using synthetic chocolate smell, but it didn't have the same relaxing results.
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You can read more at newscientist.com