Chocolate Benefits: Eating Chocolates More than Once A Week Boosts Brain Function

By Abbie Uychiat, Parent Herald March 02, 05:30 am

Chocolate lovers are thrilled that their favorite food can enhance brain memory. A study on chocolates correlation to brain enhancement surfaced as it was stated that eating chocolates more than once a week strengthens brain function.

Chocolates can possible improve the brain function and prevents dementia, according to Telegraph. A study that was published in journal, "Appetite," it was mentioned that eating chocolate more often was associated to a more enhanced brain function.

"Habitual chocolate intake was related to cognitive performance, measured with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests. More frequent chocolate consumption was significantly associated with better performance on the Global Composite score, Visual-Spatial Memory and Organization, Working Memory, Scanning and Tracking, Abstract Reasoning, and the Mini-Mental State Examination," according to the study.

The researchers pointed out that despite the fact that chocolate plays a vital role in enhancing some parts of an individual's brain function; it does not have any effects on working memory. The researchers suggest that by eating chocolates regularly, one could protect the "brain from age-related" cognitive malfunctions.

"The amount of cocoa in chocolate ranges from approximately 7-15% in milk chocolate to 30-70% in dark chocolate," The study indicated. "One hundred grams of dark chocolate contains approximately 100 mg of flavanols while 100 g of unsweetened cocoa powder without meythlxanthines can contain up to 250 mg of flavanols."

It's been a given fact that chocolate works wonders in keeping the human body healthy. Aside from its antioxidant components, chocolate also aids in brain function, and weight loss.

Be Brain Fit then listed several benefits that one can get from a bar of dark chocolate. The website mentioned that it boost the brain endorphin production which releases the "happy hormones." The endorphin are the ones responsible in releasing the euphoric feelings.

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