How Dark chocolate can help you boost your performance??
DARK CHOCOLATE = BEETROOT JUICE???
How Dark chocolate can help you boost your performance??: Athletes are always asked to stay away from chocolates in order to maintain their body fat percent in the optimum range & avoid excess caloric load. The chocolate generally sums up as a cheat meal.
Here’s some good news for all you chocolate lovers – Latest research published by the Journal of International Society of Sports Science has shown that eating a bar of DARK CHOCOLATE has the power to ENHANCE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. This benefit of eating dark chocolate is highly compared to the benefits of drinking BEETROOT JUICE (which has been widely proven to enhance endurance performance over the ages).
The endurance boosting ability of dark chocolate is attributed to its cacao beans which contain a flavonoid –EPICATECHIN. Epicatechin brings about dilation of blood vessels thereby reducing oxygen consumption –thus allowing athletes to push further. The dilation of blood vessels is brought about by an increase in NITRIC OXIDE production in the body.
So all you athletes out there –Go ahead and have 2 square pieces of Dark chocolate (over 75 % dark).
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