File this under some promising news. Recent studies show there may be a link between epicatechin, which is cacao’s primary nutritional ingredient and increased exercise performance.
Before we go getting extra excited about this, a few points people should take away from this article are:
- We’re talking DARK chocolate here. 85-90%, Not 50-60% filled with caramel, nouget, raisins and nuts.
- The portion suggested is half of a square
- Most importantly, Mice are not Human. So we really don’t know if the same effects will be transferred to us.
Exercise performance or not, if you’re looking for a good way to fight that sweet tooth off, a square of really dark chocolate will not hurt. Everything in moderation.