Friday, August 5, 2011

Eat Chocolate After Exercise

Seems like 1/6 oz of dark chocolate can help endurance. This is good news for those of us who like chocolate:

“...five grams of dark chocolate daily, or just a sixth of an ounce — about half of one square of a typical chocolate bar — is probably a reasonable human dose if your aim is to intensify the effects of a workout.”

But this is bad news:

Sadly, ‘more is not better,’ he continued. ‘More could lessen or even undo’ any benefits, he said, by overloading the muscles’ receptors or otherwise skewing the body’s response..”

Darn, I thought moderation in the pursuit of chocolate was a bad thing.

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