Can Eating Chocolate Help You Run Faster?

EndurElite Chief Endurance Officer Matt Mosman discusses if the beneficial compounds found in dark chocolate can help runners, cyclists, OCR, and other endurance athletes perform better.

What Are The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate For Athletes?

  • Ever wonder if eating chocolate can improve endurance performance?
  • The short answer appears to be YES!
  • Chocolate and especially dark chocolate contain many beneficial compounds including theobromine.
  • Theobromine has been shown to open up air passages, improve blood flow, and provide cognitive benefits. All of which can help you run faster and cycle further.
  • To get the benefits of theobromine eat 25-40 grams of dark chocolate (75% cocoa) daily or take 100-200mg in supplemental form 30 minutes before exercise.
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