Difficulty falling asleep? Eat dark chocolate

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Problems with insomnia or difficulty falling asleep? No fear. New research has recently discovered that a valuable ally to improve the quality of your rest. What is it about? Some dark chocolate!

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Problems with insomnia or difficulty falling asleep? No fear. New research has recently discovered a precious ally to improve the quality of your rest. What is it about? Some dark chocolate!





A good news for all gourmands but of course, as with all things, you must not get carried away and overdo the portions (otherwise you risk having the opposite effect). In fact, it seems that the right amount of dark chocolate is a natural solution to regulate sleep-wake rhythms and therefore guarantee a better rest. According to the research, conducted in collaboration by the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, this unusual property of chocolate is due to the presence in the "food of the gods" of magnesium, essential mineral for various functions of our body including precisely the regulation of the biological clock.

Not only dark chocolate, therefore, but also many other foods rich in magnesium such as bananas, spinach, dried fruit, etc. they can help us sleep better.

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The study, published in Nature, following molecular analyzes also established the ideal dose of magnesium to take, preferably directly from a healthy and varied diet rather than from supplements. It is about an amount ranging from 300 to 400 mg each day.

One of the authors of the research, the Dr John O'Neill of Cambridge University It then reminds us that even though the role of magnesium has been in the spotlight for years, its ability to regulate people's biological clocks hasn't been a very popular topic until today. While:

"The new discovery could lead to a whole host of benefits for both human health and agricultural productivity."



In short, one more reason to add to the long list of why we love dark chocolate!

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