Eat dark chocolate before bed say scientists.
A new study has found that the key to a restful night’s sleep maybe…dark chocolate.
Rich in magnesium, an essential mineral that keeps body clocks running on time, dark chocolate can help you fall asleep at night.
What happens if you eat dark chocolate before bed?
Theobromine, which increases heart rate and causes sleeplessness, is found in small amounts in chocolate, especially dark. White chocolate does not contain any theobromine, and little if any caffeine. THE BOTTOM LINE. Eating chocolate at night can potentially keep you awake.
Does dark chocolate make you sleep better?
Dark Chocolate: Sorry, this is bad news for those with a sweet tooth. Even though dark chocolate has caffeine in it, it also contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can help you relax. Interestingly, milk chocolate doesn’t contain serotonin and can actually make you feel more awake.
Which dark chocolate is healthy?
Healthy Dark Chocolate Brands
- Pascha. Organic, fair trade, non-GMO dark chocolate.
- Endangered Species. 72% Cacao and 88% Cacao bars (panther).
- Alter Eco. USDA Organic and Fair Trade.
- Taza. 80%, 87%, and 95% cacao bars.
- Green & Blacks. 70% Cacao and 85% Cacao bars.
How much dark chocolate should I eat a day?
The recommended “dose” of dark chocolate is approximately 1 to 2 ounces, or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories. A 1.45-ounce (41 gram) Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar has 190 calories.