Yet more proof that chocolate is good for everything! :)
Dark Chocolate Helps Diarrhea: Study Confirms Ancient Myth
History shows that the use of cocoa to treat diarrhea dates back to the 16th century by ancient South American and European cultures. Until now, no one knew exactly why the cocoa bean appeared to be a remedy. “Our research successfully proves that this ancient myth is really based on scientific principals,” said Dr. Illek. For more than a year, scientists tested cocoa extract and flavonoids in cell cultures that mimic the lining of the intestine. All of the cultures reported lower fluid levels. Consequently, the tests confirmed that cocoa flavonoids are a possible remedy for diarrhea.