Chocolate Beats Fatigue



Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may find their symptoms relieved by eating a small amount of dark chocolate daily.

CFS is marked by profound fatigue that is not improved with rest.

According to scientists from Hull York Medical School, dark chocolate has been found to lower levels of serotonin.

Dark chocolate is high in polyphenols which seem to improve levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin has been linked with CFS.

Two of the ten test subjects were even able to return back to work.

The flavonols, flavonoids found in cocoa and dark chocolate, are of the same class of antioxidants found in green and white tea.

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