How Dark Chocolate And CES Therapy Can Reduce Anxiety
CES THERAPY AND DARK CHOCOLATE
Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress & Taste Great
Dark chocolate is not only delicious, did you also know that it reduces stress and anxiety? That's why it's one of the recommended "foods" that we suggest eating in combination with StimTen's CES Therapy.
Incorporating some dark chocolate into your diet may also be helpful for easing anxiety. Dark chocolate contains flavonols, which are antioxidants that may benefit brain function.They do this by improving blood flow to the brain and promoting its ability to adapt to stressful situations
These effects may allow you to adjust better to the stressful situations that can lead to anxiety and other mood disorders.
Dark Chocolate And CES Therapy Balance Hormones
Some researchers also suggest that dark chocolate’s role in brain health may simply be due to its taste, which can be comforting for those with mood disorders
In one study, individuals who consumed 74% dark chocolate twice daily for two weeks had improved levels of stress hormones commonly associated with anxiety, such as catecholamines and cortisol
Eating dark chocolate has also been shown to increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which may help reduce the stress that leads to anxiety. This is very similar to CES therapy, that also balances the hormones that lead to stress, only for a much longer duration of time, but dark chocolate is certainly fantastic for short-term relief & relaxation.
For example, in a study of highly stressed individuals, participants reported significantly lower levels of stress after consuming 40 grams of dark chocolate every day over a two-week period