Why You Need More Chocolate in Your Life Part 8: Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome has become more common in recent years, though it is still only limited to about 1 million people in the United States (or 250,000 in the UK). Thankfully, we have a tasty way to help you manage CFS. Dark chocolate may not actually treat the chronic fatigue syndrome, but it can help you to manage the symptoms. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: guardianlv.com[/caption]   A 2007 study conducted at Hull York Medical School discovered that dark chocolate can boost levels of serotonin, which will help to reduce the symptoms of CFS. The patients who consumed dark chocolate noticed feeling better post-snack, while those who consumed milk chocolate noticed no difference in their condition. The patients who consumed dark chocolate experienced a SIGNIFICANT alleviation of their symptoms--with some being able to return to work after six months off the job. It is believed that the improvement is the result of the polyphenols in dark chocolate. These polyphenols boost serotonin production, but they also help to lower blood pressure. All in all, it leads to improvements in your CFS.  
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