Eating chocolate regularly ‘improves brain function’ according to new study, by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith. Regularly eating chocolate was significantly associated with cognitive function “irrespective of other dietary habits”.
Cocoa flavanols, a subgroup of flavonoids, which are found in chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, are associated with the positive cognitive function. High levels of flavanols are also found in tea, red wine and certain fruits such as grapes and apples.
The researchers also stated the findings supported recent clinical trials that suggest “regular intake of cocoa flavanols may have a beneficial effect on cognitive function, and possibly protect against normal age-related cognitive decline.”
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