Cocoa Improves Brain Blood Flow

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Cocoa Improves Brain Blood Flow

Postby sbr487 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:45 am

Should go in general or diet forum but I am posting here anyway ...

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Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:05 am

If you have a Trader Joes store in your area try the dark chocolatebar with almonds. Dont think its helped my progression but got to tell ya its the cats ass and just the thought of it will get your blood flowing!
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Postby Cece » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:34 am

I thought the caffeine in dark chocolate is a vasoconstrictor???
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Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:48 am

not sure...could explain why I am falling apart! Taste is great though.
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Postby Cece » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:59 am

Maybe Cheer will weigh in on this if she is around? I am not a fan of dark chocolate but would be willing to eat it if these were the results:
In a scientific study of healthy, older adults ages 59 to 83, Harvard medical scientists found that study participants who regularly drank a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage made using the Mars, Incorporated Cocoapro® process had an eight percent increase in brain blood flow after one week, and 10 percent increase after two weeks.
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Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:10 am

Love and Lust Cece. LIfes simple pleasures...
Love drug?
Chocolate contains a natural 'love drug'. Tryptophan is a chemical that the brain uses to make a neurotransmitter called serotonin. High levels of serotonin can produce feelings of elation, even ecstasy - hence the name of the designer drug that also works by increasing serotonin levels.

Lust drug?
While tryptophan could be considered 'chocolate's ecstasy', another chemical called phenylethylamine has earned the nickname 'chocolate amphetamine.' High levels of this neurotransmitter help promote feelings of attraction, excitement, giddiness and apprehension. Phenylethylamine works by stimulating the brain's pleasure centres and reaches peak levels during orgasm.
then there is me:
Chocoholism
This type of effect is a possible scenario for the development of a physical dependency on chocolate. Current studies of psychoactive drugs show that addiction is associated with the formation and reinforcement of unusual neurotransmitter pathways in the brain. So it's just possible that, with every binge, your brain is being gradually 'rewired' in order to make you love chocolate more and more!


this ought to get your blood flowing!
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Postby Donnchadh » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:33 pm

No wonder why I developed three killer brownie receipes.

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Postby NotFound » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:11 pm

The mainstream markets are coming to their senses too.

Why, just the other day I saw "Chocolate Tablets" being sold at a coffee shop.

I always said that chocolate and coffee were supplements, but now I see the errors in my thinking.

They are no supplements. They are MEDICINE 8O 8O 8O
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