If that craving for your favourite Swiss chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, there is a good reason for it. A small study in the Journal of Proteome Research links the type of bacteria living in people’s digestive system to a desire for chocolate. Everyone has a vast community of microbes in their guts. But people who crave daily chocolate show signs of having different colonies of bacteria than people who are immune to chocolate’s allure. The research was carried out at Nestlé’s Research Centre near Lausanne and Imperial College London.
And if you are still craving some chocolate, here’s a video to help satisfy that desire: