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Clinical Trial Helps Explain Chocolate’s Mojo for Those with Emotional Stress

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www.ProHealth.com • January 24, 2010


There may well be another important reason for giving your sweetheart sweets for Valentine’s Day besides the traditional romantic one: The “chocolate cure” for emotional stress is now getting new support from a clinical trial published online in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Proteome Research.*

It found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed.

Everyone’s favorite treat also partially corrected other stress-related biochemical imbalances.

Sunil Kochhar and colleagues note growing scientific evidence that antioxidants and other beneficial substances in dark chocolate may reduce risk factors for heart disease and other physical conditions.

Studies also suggest that chocolate may ease emotional stress.** Until now, however, there was little evidence from research in humans on exactly how chocolate might have those stress-busting effects.

In the study, scientists identified reductions in stress hormones and other stress-related biochemical changes in volunteers who rated themselves as highly stressed and ate dark chocolate for two weeks. “The study provides strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 grams [1.4 ounces] during a period of 2 weeks is sufficient to modify the metabolism of healthy human volunteers,” the scientists say.
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Source: American Chemical Society news release Jan 22, 1010

* See free-access article: “Metabolic Effects of Dark Chocolate Consumption on Energy, Gut Microbiota, and Stress-Related Metabolism in Free-Living Subjects.” 

** For more information on the metabolic effects of the phenylethylamine molecule (“PEA”) found in chocolate and other plant sources, see the article reproduced recently from Allergy Research Group’s Focus newsletter – “Mood-Lifting Effects of a Chocolate Binge without the Sugar and Guilt.”




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Chocolate vs. Stress
Posted by: holly49
Jan 27, 2010
This is good news for us chocolate lovers. However, how dark is dark? What percentage of cocoa should the chocolate contain? I see the packages marked 60% and up. Which percentage do you recommend?
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Choclate in terms of health benefits
Posted by: Chocolateer
Apr 18, 2010
It's true that dark chocolate, or rather cocao, is very high in antioxidants, flavonoids and other beneficial things, however we typically lose those powerful benefits during the processing of our favorite chocolate treats. I'm a chocoholic too, which is why a friend introduced me to a chocolate that is cold-processed and truly is a health product. (she knew I'd be totaly hooked)I just eat my chocolate every day and consider it just a tastier way to take my vitamins. lol If you haven't heard of the company, here it is. http://mxi.myvoffice.com/toplineprofessionals/
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