Hey FlavaFans, have you noticed an energy boost after your morning FlavaMix or a spring in your step after a 3PM FlavaBar? Turns out science supports your FlavaHabit and cocoa flavanols are helping you crush it everyday!
As far back as Aztec Emperor Montezuma II first noted (reigned 1502-1520), “The divine drink builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink (cocoa) permits man to walk for whole day without food.” Today modern science is validating Montezuma’s and your personal observations on the energizing impact of cocoa! Here are just a few recent examples:
One highly referenced placebo controlled study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showed that high amounts of cocoa flavanols (520mg to 994mg daily) reduced mental fatigue during highly effortful cognitive processing in healthy young adults. Another study by Stahyapalan and colleagues even showed benefits of high flavanol chocolate among people with chronic fatigue syndrome!
And a recent placebo controlled study of MS patients consuming high flavanol cocoa powder for six weeks at the Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition showed a significant improvement in both fatigue and fatiguability (the inability to maintain both physical and cognitive performance).
Fighting fatigue, bite by delicious bite, sip by delicious sip?! Yet another great reason to add cocoa flavanols to your daily menu!
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