Chocolate. Power for Athletes

Chocolate is an infinite source of energy. In bar or a shake, gives the athlete a number of benefits that you cannot imagine…

It is as beneficial as delicious. A few years ago it was believed that chocolate made you fat and caused cavities. But more recent studies have found many benefits that black chocolate brings to the human body, to mention just a few: strengthens the heart, increases the amount of energy, protects the skin….

For Athletes

A study by The American Journal of Physiology found that when you exercise and eat black chocolate in small quantities, performance rises by 50 percent. Another study of the School of Medicine, of the University of California in San Diego has shown that cocoa, the main element of black chocolate, can increase the ability to do physical exercise. Black chocolate is good for those who practice a sport as it helps to greater muscle development.

How Much to Eat

The recommended amount is 10 to 20 grams of black chocolate, the purer the better. Ideally, it should be 7% cocoa. If it has more, much better. What matters is that you should avoid milk chocolate and white chocolate. Chocolate has high carbohydrate content, protein, low fat, so it does not increase bad cholesterol. Another advantage, the best known, is that it has antioxidant properties. Besides chocolate has alkaloids, amino acids, potassium, magnesium, and folic acid.

As beverage

Moreover, the American College of Sports Medicine says that drinking chocolate milk after workout is a very effective method for the recovery of muscles and to improve physical exercise. So, if you have not included chocolate milk on your menu, you must do it without wasting time!


Spreadable products as Nocilla, Nutella and chocolate syrup are made from cocoa powder. It’s also the basis for making shakes with intent to flavor chocolate to milk. It is also used to decorate desserts like tiramisu and mocha or cappuccino coffee.


1. M&M
The famous colored chocolate pills were created in 1941
especially for soldiers, so they could savor the delicious chocolate
without having to waste time melting the classic bars.

The Hershey’s Company produces 70 million chocolate kisses per day.

A cocoa tree takes nearly a year to produce fruits for about 10
Hershey’s chocolate bars.

“If you consume dark chocolate 30 minutes before going out into the sun, it will bring blood flow to the skin and prevent you from burning”
Dr. Pete Sulack
America’s Leading Stress Expert.