Thursday, November 12, 2009

RATE IT! From the D'oh Files...

A new study out of Switzerland this week reports that chocolate reduces stress. Study subjects scarfed down 40g of dark chocolate (a little less than a regular sized Hershey bar) every day for a period of two weeks.

Doctors examined the blood and urine samples taken after the two weeks, and compared them to samples obtained prior to the two week chocolate feast. Levels of stress hormones were considerably lower in the post-chocolate results.

Hmmm. So how much money went into this study anyway? I could have told the scientists that chocolate is a fantastic stress buster. The whole thing seems suspect when you read that the brains behind this study is the Swiss Nestle Research Centre. Smells like shameless self promotion, eh Nestle? A chocolate bar a day keeps the doctors at bay. I'm no scientist but I could have told you that!

4 comments:

Mark Schofer said...

and in another study it was concluded you can not drink chocolate milk slowly.

Lose That Girl said...

Very true!

tracey said...

I could have answered this question with about $20 worth of Laura Secord chocolates. Maybe next time they'll ask me.

Myrna Hynes said...

Well, that explains why I'm never stressed about anything...now if only I could eat just one chocolate bar a day!

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