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Daily Bite of Chocolate Helps Boost Your Workout, Lower BP

by VR Sreeraman on  August 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
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
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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.

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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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