Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
We've already told you how eating chocolate cake for breakfast can help you lose weight. But what if I told you that eating chocolate cake could actually make you smarter?
Yep, that's right. Frontiers in Nutrition published a new study done by Italian researchers which shows how cocoa flavanols can have positive effects on our cognitive domains. In other words, eating chocolate is good for your brain.
The study focused on a range of ages, as well as both men and women.
For the women, they were deprived of sleep for an entire night in order and then asked to perform cognitive tests the next day. The study found that the women who ate chocolate after a night of no sleep performed the tasks with far more accuracy than those who did not have chocolate.
The results signified that cocoa flavanols activate a part of the brain which can improve cognitive function. This is a promising finding for people who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation or long shifts at work.
Continue reading to find out how eating chocolate can affect your memory as you grow older!