And They Needed a Study for This?
Researchers in California discovered something that the rest of us already knew — increased chocolate consumption signals signs of depression.
Whoa Nellie, now that's a real shocker. Sorry for being snarky, but I wonder how much grant money was spent on that little project?
Someone could have paid me for that. All I would have had to do was look inside my Emergency Chocolate drawer at school, counted the pieces of chocolate left and said, “Yep, we must be a little stressed and depressed 'cause we have only five pieces left."
According to the study, people who screened positive for possible signs of depression ate 8.4 servings of chocolate a month while the perky people only consumed 5.4 servings a month. One measly little ounce constituted a serving. Jeez Louise, that alone makes me depressed.
Yesterday I countered a little bout of depression myself. It was Monday, my end of the six weeks grades were due, a newspaper deadline loomed, and it was senior skip day.
I ate two pieces of chocolate, turned in my grades and merrily went on my way.