Join us on Patreon! Papers referenced in the video: Chocolate consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a US population: a post hoc analysis of the PLCO cancer screening trial Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in […]

Mice that don’t have myostatin have dramatically increased muscle mass: Myostatin levels increase during aging, a finding that may (at least partially) explain age-related decreases in muscle mass (Basaria and Bhasin 2012). Is there anything that we can do besides strength-training (Snijders et. al 2014) to decrease myostatin levels? To address […]

Homemade chocolate recipe: 1 oz raw, organic cacao beans 1-3 oz. Medjool dates, depending on your desired level of sweetness Put both into the food processor until smooth (~2 min). Then, take it out and enjoy! If you’re interested, please have a look at my book!

The media often tells us that dark chocolate is “healthier” than milk chocolate because of its high antioxidant content. Yes, this is true: dark chocolate contains more than four times the amount of antioxidants than milk chocolate (~200 Units/gram vs. ~45 Units/gram; Miller et al. 2006): However, as shown below, what […]

The main drawback to optimal health if you eat store-bought chocolate is that cacao beans are roasted, thereby increasing the concentration of the carcinogen, acrylamide ( Besides eating homemade chocolate made from raw cacao beans (, are there any health benefits to drinking raw cacao? The answer is yes, and it comes […]