Five reasons why you should eat chocolate while reading
We often come up with all sorts of alternative facts to make our case for getting away with guilty pleasures. This is another attempt. I’m about to share with you the best alibi for pairing the juiciest novel with a bar of dark silk. Tried & tested.
1. They don’t make bookmarks anymore
Chocolate wrappers make perfect bookmarks. Think about the fragrances coming out of your book. But first, you need to eat the chocolate. It’s a win-win.
2. Who’s Mark again?
Scientists, and my best friend Claire, have long argued that chocolate can help prevent memory loss. Eating chocolate while reading will therefore help you remember what had happened in the previous chapter.
3. Make way for fillers
Some books have chapters that are hard to get through, when the story gets a bit dry. But you have to get through it nonetheless, so a little bar of motivation can go a long way. Reward yourself with chocolate for every page you turn. It’s that easy.
4. Eyes wide shut
Reading late at night after a day looking at screens, often leads to tired eyes. But some scientific study somewhere has your back. It has been claimed that chocolate improves vision, so sharpen up your bedtime reading with the aid of fondant.
5. Chocolate makes things nice
Chocolate contains PEA or phenylethylamine which encourages the brain to release endorphins – or feel good sensations. Sounds like the perfect pairing. What more could you want?