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Dark Chocolate Helps Lower Stress

Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy
January 11, 2010

  • Dark Chocolate Health Benefits: Reduces Stress Chemicals 


Pacari organic dark chocolate is our prefered chocolate. Come by for a free sample!Researchers gave 30 people with low to high anxiety 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate every day for two weeks. Test subjects gave blood and urine samples three times during the study to monitor the stress chemicals cortisol and catecholamines. The people with high anxiety excreted less stress chemicals in their urine when they ate the daily dark chocolate. The dark chocolate also helped correct stress related imbalances in energy metabolism and intestinal function.

Reference Source: Journal of Proteome Research, 2009 Dec;8(12):5568-79.

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Dark chocolate contains high doses of antioxidants and beneficial healing nutrients. Milk chocolate and white chocolate have been diluted and do not contain beneficial amounts of the good nutrients. Milk chocolate and white chocolate often contain more sweeteners and calories.

Most research studies find it takes less than 2 oz. of dark chocolate each day to obtain health benefits. More is not always better! I typically let a bite of Pacari Organic Dark Chocolate slowly dissolve in my mouth in the morning as I’m fixing my hot green tea or cappuccino and again at night for a snack. 

I enjoy the dark chocolate separate from meals to keep from overdoing my hourly carbohydrate load.  

We recommend Pacari Organic Chocolate. Stop by our Health Food Store and try a free sample. Our Health Food Store is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach has been helping his clients improve their health using natural products, tests and self care since 1998. He is the owner and author of Natural Care Solution, www.NaturalCareSolution.com, and www.NaturalCancerReports.com.

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