3. Eat Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is delicious which is why it may come as a surprise to learn just how good it is for you. There are actually a few reasons for this, but leaving aside the antioxidant benefits for a while, let’s focus on the -epicatechin.
-epicatechin is another vasodilator and has been shown to help once more improve blood flow and athletic performance. But this isn’t all that it can do. Minus epicatechin also helps to increase satellite cells surrounding the muscles, which can improve muscular recovery. On top of this, it has also been shown to counteract the effects of myostatin. This is important, seeing as myostatin is the substance that causes the body to cannibalize its muscle for energy. This makes myostatin incredibly beneficial for bodybuilders, gym rats, and anyone interested in building muscle.