We Bet You Didn't Know About These Uses For Chocolate

Chances are, you’re already familiar with the use of chocolate as an aphrodisiac, as a cooking ingredient, and as a delicious snack. But did you know about these seven alternative uses?

As money.One of the original uses of the cocoa beans was as a form of currency by the Mayans, before also being used by the Aztecs as a form of tax.

To protect your teeth.Surprising, we know, but it’s recently been discovered that an extract of cocoa can help to prevent cavities, and is actually more effective than fluoride.

To care for your skin.Coconut oil may be the wonder product of the moment, but cocoa butter makes a fantastic moisturizer. Plus, it smells amazing, and technically, it’s edible, too…

As fuel for your car.Well, kind of. When left to feed on surplus cocoa, E. coli bacteria produce hydrogen that can be used as a clean source of power. Could we be running on chocolate-powered cars in the future?

Choc on Choc Chocolate Miniature Books As brain food.Quite literally – it’s been proven that the flavanols in dark chocolate help to boost circulation, meaning more oxygen reaches the brain to aid concentration and make you a more efficient thinker.

As perfume.Lots of us love the smell of chocolate, but the makers of Chocolate Amber perfume claim that the aroma is a male aphrodisiac that can help you to lose weight. We’ll take four bottles.

What do you think? Do you have any alternative uses for chocolate? Let us know in the comment below.

Source: ecosalon.com