Study: 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.

The useful antioxidant abundant compounds found in cocoa beans are called cocoa flavanols.

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In a new review by Italian researchers, flavanol-rich cocoa consumption has been linked to improving memory, short-term cognitive function and counteracting cognitive decline.

“Acute administration of cocoa flavanols could result in immediate cognitive-enhancing effect, sustaining performance particularly in cognitively demanding conditions, including fatigue and sleep loss,” say authors Valentina Socci and Michele Ferrara, from the University of L’Aquila, Italy.

Continue reading at The Independent. 

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