After seven years of research, Belgium scientists finally proved that consuming chocolate can enhance a male's sexual performance for up to six hours. The natural antioxidants found in cocoa promote blood flow to “vital areas," which could also explain why we experience a natural high after we eat a quality chocolate bar.
“We’ve always known chocolate makes us feel good and now we have it as fact. It probably also explains why I am a dad of five!” says British chocolate expert Angus Kennedy.
Chocolatiers ACTICOA presented their findings at the choc industry's annual conference, held at the British Library after conducting years of research at their factories in Belgium. The flavanols, or antioxidants in cocoa, "help maintain elasticity in blood vessels which helps with blood flow," according to Leen Allegaert, ACTICOA's firm expert.
She continued, “This is a profound announcement and the first in the history of the cocoa and chocolate industry. This brings together years of research in nine countries, with 500 people. Finally we were given the news we had been waiting to hear."
Eating ten grams of dark chocolate produces a significant positive effect. After flavanol intake, there is an increase in blood flow to vessels that lasts six to eight hours, with performance peaking at two hours. Studies also showed the same daily consumptions boosts heart health. Improvements could be up by eight percent, according to the researchers.
One more excuse to scarf down some homemade chocolate chip cookies!