New York: Next time, when you reach for that bar of Hershey``s, know that it only takes a bite or two of chocolate to get the benefits.
A new study has suggested that a daily bite of chocolate could bolster your workouts, reports the New York Daily News.
Scientists gave a group of mice a twice-daily dose of purified form of epicatechin, cacao``s chief beneficial compound. These mice outperformed the group of mice who had not been given the chocolate-y supplement, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
The cacao chemical also increased the physiological response in the test group``s leg muscles.
Dark chocolate in tiny amounts has also been shown to lower blood pressure.