The Ministry of Lisa Copen

Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

Valentine’s is Over But…

strawberryValentine’s Day may be past but that doesn’t mean you have to stop being loving!

Christianity Today recently shared a list of the Top 10 Bible Studies on Love and Marriage from .

And if you’ve munched down that whole box of chocolate by now and are feeling guilty. Well, here is some relatively good news to get rid of a smidgen of that guilt.

According to a study at Hull York Medical School, people who suffered with the chronic fatigue syndrome found that they had more energy when they consumed high cocoa content (specifically dark chocolate) on a regular basis. The downside, (there’s got to be one, huh?) Well, if you really did eat that whole box, you may be feeling even more tired.

The sugar may cause more fatigue, plus, “when the patients were taking a daily dose of dark chocolate, they reported significantly less fatigue, but felt the fatigue return when they stopped eating it.”

The trial consisted of 10 patients who received 45g of dark chocolate or white chocolate dyed to look like dark chocolate everyday for two months. Now that’s a study we wish we could get in on, right? Read more about it here.


1 Comment»

  Jenni Saake, author, Hannah’s Hope wrote @

I’ve sworn by chocolate for years. 😀

Jenni Saake

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