And because of the effects on the cardiovascular system, which include a drop in blood pressure and increased heart rate, too much theobromine can be fatal.
But Caldwell says that’s extremely rare.
For one, he says, you would need to consume a lot of the stuff (more on that below).
How much chocolate a day is too much?
What is the daily recommended amount of dark chocolate? 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.
What happens if you eat chocolate everyday?
If you eat a chocolate bunny a day, there is an obvious risk of becoming a major chubbo. However, a little chocolate has health benefits. Other studies have found that moderate amounts of chocolate seem to lower blood pressure. The pressure reduction was considered one cause of the reduced heart-failure risk.
Is it bad to eat too much chocolate?
told us that it is high in calories and free sugars. This means overeating it can lead to weight gain and tooth decay. That’s not to say all chocolate is bad. So dark chocolate Easter eggs may not seem like much fun, but they are probably better for you than their milkier counterparts.
What happens to your body when you eat chocolate?
Chocolate has more than 600 flavor compounds, according to Outside. Those benefits right after that first bite are thanks to the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine, which increase when you eat chocolate and alter your mood as the cocoa is absorbed into the bloodstream—resulting in pleasure.