Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Sex or chocolate?

Every year, new research comes out saying that chocolate and sex are good for your health. But for some reason it always seems like a competition, which one is better? What's the proportion of woman who will take chocolate over sex? I don't know why you have to choose, but what do we have so far....

winner: chocolate, because no use having a big brain if you have Alzheimer's...

Blood pressure:
  • Chocolate improves your aterial blood pressure a new study finds. Especially dark, non-fat non-sweet chocolate. However if you are a fan of the greasy sweet stuff, it's not all bad news either since obese people tend to recover better after a heart attack.
  • Sex on the other hand is a good exercise and as such is good for your vascular health. However if you already have low blood pressure problems and you are a male you probably can't do it anyways.... In fact if you are hypertensive you may experience cephalgia and syncope, so now we know where the headache excuse comes from, it's a consequence rather than a cause....
winner: chocolate, all gain no pain.

Toxicity to pets:
  • Chocolate is toxic to parrots.
  • I'm not so sure about sex with you parrots. But at least between them it is safe.
winner: Sex, I think.

  • Chocolate tastes good, apparently even more so to woman.
  • Sex feels good.
Winner: That's an easy one, because chocolate doesn't fix you a sandwich after.

  • "A 100 gram strip of chocolate will give you about 500 calories of energy, 8 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbohydrate, 30 grams of fat, and small amounts of calcium and iron. But the possible health benefits come from the polyphenols in chocolate, especially the largest group, called flavonoids."
Winner: Sex, if you include the sandwich.

So here you go folks, a scientific proof that a hummer and a sandwich beats a parrot and a chocolate bar any day of the week.


Anonymous said...

Why the choice? Why not both?