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Amount of Cortisol in the body returns to normal level upon achievement of goal. Cortisol curbs functions that would be nonessential or detrimental in a fight-or-flight situation.It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, reproductive system and growth processes.

 

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There are two types of stress. Eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress). Both release cortisol for adaptation when one is stressed. Eustress creates a ‘seize-the- day’ arousal state with heightened energy to achieve your goals. Distress creates a state of fear and apprehension. Whichever one being experienced, the body must release this in a fight or flight reaction.

 

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Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants which include polyphenols, flavanols, catching more than the well acclaimed blueberries and Acaiberries. Also a little amount of caffeine which is unlikely to keep you awake at night.

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Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content 70-80% is a very nutritious snack. It contains a decent soluble fiber and also loaded with over 50% of Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. 

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Cortisol also curbs functions that would be nonessential or detrimental in a fight-or-flight situation. It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes. This complex natural alarm system also communicates with regions of your brain that control mood, motivation and fear.

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Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain’s use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.