Here’s why Scarlett Johansson’s personal trainers suggest always eating dark chocolate before a workout

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Personal trainers who have worked with the likes of Scarlett Johansson recommend eating dark chocolate before a workout.
Brothers Ryan and Eric Johnson say there are many benefits to the routine, including boosting your energy and creating a positive feedback loop.
Ideally, they say you should eat a third of a bar of high quality dark chocolate 15 minutes before a workout.

Chocolate and fitness are two things that most people don’t assume go hand-in-hand.

However, for two personal trainers, chocolate is the key to a good workout.

Ryan and Eric Johnson are the brothers behind Homage Fitness, a new line of gyms in private residences across Miami, New York, and D.C. designed to combine top level fitness with hospitality.

The brothers, who are certified strength and conditioning coaches, have over a decade of experience in the fitness industry.

They also happen to be Scarlett Johansson’s personal trainers and have worked with her and other actors on films such as “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” “Ghost in The Shell,” and “Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1.”

The most surprising part of their workout routines? The duo always eat dark chocolate as a pre-workout snack — and they encourage their clients to do the same.

“We’re always searching for a good pre-workout supplement but most of the things you can buy in stores are full of sugar and caffeine,” Eric told INSIDER.

“We already drink way too much coffee and most of our clients do too, so we wanted to find something which was more naturally organic and that would give you the same benefits.”

The benefits of chocolate in moderation are well documented.

The brothers say that good quality dark chocolate (ideally at least 70% cacao) has been proven to release endorphins that make us feel good.

What’s more, a recent study found that people who eat …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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