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You should cocoa

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm

Hi

From BikeRadar.com (click on the link for the full article):

Researchers from Australia have found that consumption of a cocoa flavonol-rich drink may help to lower blood pressure, boost blood flow to the muscles and lessen the demands placed on the heart during exercise.

In the study carried out at the University of South Australia and published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers recruited 21 overweight, middle-aged people and split them into two groups. The first consumed a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage containing 701mg flavanols, while the second drank a low-cocoa flavanol beverage.

Two hours later, the participants cycled for 10 minutes at 75 percent of their maximum heart rate. Results showed that while there were no differences in blood pressure before exercise, there was a significant difference afterwards. In fact, increases in diastolic blood pressure were 68 percent lower in the high-flavanol group, while mean blood pressure was 14 percent lower.

The researchers said that the findings suggest the consumption of cocoa flavanol-rich drinks could allow for safer and more efficient exercise performance, placing less stress on the cardiovascular system.


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Re: You should cocoa

Postby Wayfarer » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:13 pm

hmm... why not just exercise at a lower intensity? :wink: hahaha
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Re: You should cocoa

Postby Bruce » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:10 pm

This web site may help somone looking into food additves
http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm
type choc milk into search
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Re: You should cocoa

Postby JB » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:43 pm

research sponsored by...Nestles :lol:
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Re: You should cocoa

Postby Bruce » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:17 pm

Oh man who can we trust? :)
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Re: You should cocoa

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:26 pm

Richard Dawkins. Everything that comes out of his mouth is gospel truth. Especially about a certain historical personage. ;)
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