Cocoa consumption has been linked to improving memory, short-term cognitive function and counteracting cognitive decline, according to new research.
Good News for Chocolate lovers… your brain thanks you!
Cocoa being a rich source of natural neuroprotective compounds has been reported to help brain functions. The useful antioxidant abundant compounds found in cocoa beans are called cocoa flavanols.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz
Dark chocolate improves blood flow to the brain.
Dark chocolate protects the brain against free radical damage.
Dark chocolate improves learning, memory, and focus.
Dark chocolate can help relieve stress.
Dark chocolate consumption can protect your brain for a lifetime
Dark chocolate supports good intestinal bacteria, helping your brain.
What makes dark chocolate a better brain food than milk chocolate?Compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate contains more of the things that are good for you, like flavonoids and antioxidants, and less of the things that aren’t, like sugar. It’s believed that the dairy in milk chocolate could interfere with flavonoid absorption, but so far studies have been inconclusive.