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We are asked all the time 'Is Crio Brü' addictive? The answer is NO. But if you are feeling like you wouldn't want to get through your day without it there may be something behind that Crio Bliss feeling you are having! - Theobromine and Serotonin
What is Serotonin?
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or a chemical your nerves produce. It has a number of functions in the body, including helping to move food through your intestines, constricting blood vessels and influencing your mood. Normal blood levels of serotonin range from 101 to 283 nanograms per milliliter. Higher or lower levels could indicate health issues.
Chocolate containing 85% cocoa has the most serotonin, with 2.9 micrograms per gram, and chocolate containing 70 to 85% cocoa has the most of the serotonin precursor L-tryptophan, with 13.3 micrograms per gram, according to a study published in "Journal of Chromatography A" in April 2012. Choose this type of chocolate if you are seeking health benefits from serotonin.
Dark chocolate consumption may decrease the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps due to either the flavonoid content or the increase in serotonin levels since these are typically low in people who suffer from this condition, according to a study published in "Nutrition Journal" in 2010. Cancer patients who consumed 50 grams of dark chocolate for three days had fewer depression and anxiety symptoms, note the authors of a study published in 2012 in the "Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry." Another study, published in the "ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry" in 2011, found that trainee nurses who consumed 50 grams of dark chocolate for three days had fewer symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression.
So… with Crio Brü being 100% roasted and ground cocoa beans, it’s another great reason to ‘Brew the Brü’ every day. We receive so much positive feedback from our amazing customers – read some of their testimonials here
A question that we are often asked is ‘What is the difference between store bought cocoa powder and Crio Brü? – Read all about it here.
To read more of the above article, please check out - http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dark-chocolate-se...
Try this delicious Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe from Jen Reviews RECIPE HERE our suggestion is to replace step 4 with the following - Brew 50ml strong Crio Brü , strain and add into the egg mixture. Then stir in the sifted cocoa.
To read more about Theobromine in Cocoa - read our previous Blog post here.
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