Chocolate Increases Endurance


A recent symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting June 2, 2011 and other recent studies show that chocolate improves endurance training in mice and humans. Taking small amounts of a chocolate extract, called epicatechin, twice a day for two weeks shortened recovery from intense exercise and increased endurance in mice […]

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Why Three out of Four Athletes Take Caffeine Before Competition


In January 2004, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed caffeine from its prohibited drug list to allow athletes to take coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, guarana, cola drinks, energy drinks and so forth.  Researchers have now measured the caffeine concentration in 20,686 urine samples obtained for doping control from 2004 to 2008.  They found that 75 percent […]

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Benefits of Chocolate #2


This month, a review of seven scientific studies shows that those who eat chocolate are one-third less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or diabetes (Presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2011 Congress; BMJ, September 2011). Chocolate, coffee and tea all contain polyphenols that increase nitric acid which “leads to improvements in endothelial function, and […]

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