Exercise Performance And Chocolate. Mmmmm.

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.

How Chocolate Can Help Your Workout

Before we go getting extra excited about this, a few points people should take away from this article are:

  1. We’re talking DARK chocolate here. 85-90%, Not 50-60% filled with caramel, nouget, raisins and nuts.
  2. The portion suggested is half of a square
  3. 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.


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One Response to “Exercise Performance And Chocolate. Mmmmm.”

  1. I can personally attest that a person can eat at least 2 squares of 70% Lindt chocolate on a very regular basis without compromising performance… or turning into a mouse.

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