Can Eating Chocolate Make You Smarter?
Good news for fans of the sweet treat, according to a new study!
Not only is chocolate delicious, we've also heard that there are some health benefits to eating it. And a new study shows that it's actually really good for your brain!
In a new study published in the journal Appetite, almost 1,000 people between 23 and 98 years old were analyzed, and it concluded that eating chocolate on a regular basis correlates to better cognitive brain function — including stronger working memory, spatial organization, and reasoning skills among other improved performances.
More highlights from the study:
- •Chocolate has been used since ancient times to treat many health complaints.
- •The impact of chocolate on cognitive function is not well understood.
- •Chocolate intake was positively associated with cognitive performance.
- •Mechanisms may involve the action of cocoa flavanols and methylxanthines in chocolate.
Get all of the details here, and enjoy a guilt free chocolate bar today!