Daily Bite of Chocolate Helps Boost Your Workout, Lower BP

by VR Sreeraman on  August 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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A daily dose of chocolate could bolster your workouts and lower blood pressure, but mind to take only a bite or two of chocolate to reap the full benefits.
 Daily Bite of Chocolate Helps Boost Your Workout, Lower BP
Daily Bite of Chocolate Helps Boost Your Workout, Lower BP

Scientists gave a group of mice a twice-daily dose of purified form of epicatechin, cacao's chief beneficial compound. These mice outperformed the group of mice who had not been given the chocolate-y supplement, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

The cacao chemical also increased the physiological response in the test group's leg muscles.

Dark chocolate in tiny amounts has also been shown to lower blood pressure.

Source: ANI

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