NewsStudy: Chocolate Boosts Brain Activity Two Italian authors just published their research that details the good news. The following article, written by Beth Timmins, appears on The Independent. Chocolate lovers of the world rejoice! Consuming chocolate regularly has been found to help the brain function, thanks to cocoa being a rich source of natural neuroprotective compounds. Continue reading at The Independent. Share Written By Beth Timmins, The Independent July 19, 2017 Image Credit iStock Share your favorite recipe, and we may feature it on our website. Join the conversation, and share recipes, travel tips and stories.