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Scientists from Wayne State University have discovered that a compound found in chocolate, called epicatechin, seems to trigger the same muscle response as vigorous activity such as jogging.
Additionally, when small doses of chocolate are consumed in combination with regular exercise, performance is increased by 50 percent, the study found.
The researchers found that epicatechin seemed to increase the number of mitochondria, tiny powerhouses in cells that generate energy.
"Mitochondria produce energy which is used by the cells in the body. More mitochondria mean more energy is produced the more work can be performed," study leader Dr. Moh Malek at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, told the UK Telegraph.
He may be referring to the Aztecs, but that is only a guess.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Dark chocolate has bad "karma" associated with it?
Please explain, I don't understand the analogy.