Researches Show Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Useful for Brain

Chocolate is probably the most popular product sold in supermarkets. Dark chocolate is incredibly healthy and optimizes health in numerous ways. It slows down memory loss and improves your cognitive function. According to a report published in the British Journal of Nutrition, regular consumption of...
Chocolate is probably the most popular product sold in supermarkets. Dark chocolate is incredibly healthy and optimizes health in numerous ways. It slows down memory loss and improves your cognitive function.

According to a report published in the British Journal of Nutrition, regular consumption of chocolate provides multiple benefits.

A team of researchers from the University of Warwick conducted a research based on the data obtained from 1,153 people aged 18-69. They took part in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk in Luxembourg study. This study was focused on the risk factors of heart disease.
Researches Show Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Useful for Brain
The findings showed that regular intake of 100 grams of chocolate reduces insulin resistance and improves liver enzymes. Most of the participants were more active, had a youthful appearance and were more educated.

The lead author of the study, Saverio Stranges, a visiting academic at the Warwick Medical School, found that cocoa-based products may be used as an additional dietary recommendation to improve the cardio-metabolic condition.

In other words, you should eat more foods rich in polyphenols to prevent cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.

Medical News Today notes that drinking two cups of hot chocolate keeps your brain healthy and prevents memory decline. Chocolate stimulates blood flow in the brain.

Farzaneh A. Sorond reveals that some parts of the brain need more energy and a higher blood flow. This process is also known as neurovascular coupling, and may have a huge impact in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Avoid processed chocolate, and always use dark chocolate and natural cocoa.
Researches Show Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Useful for Brain

Experts at HealthLine reveal that a 100-gram serving of dark chocolate (70-85% cocoa) offers:

“A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa contains:

11 grams of fiber
67% of the RDI for iron
58% of the RDI for magnesium
89% of the RDI for copper
98% of the RDI for manganese
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium
It doesn’t mean that you should eat 100 grams of chocolate every day. Eating a bar of chocolate gives you 600 calories and sugar.

Consume moderate amounts of dark chocolate.

Cocoa and dark chocolate are a good source of fatty acids (saturated and monounsaturated).

Ala’a Alkerwi explains that chocolate provides better health status and healthier lifestyle behaviors.

Some experts say that dark chocolate is even healthier than red wine given that it contains a lot of antioxidants and iron. They like to call it “the smart choice for dessert lovers,” thanks to its brain-boosting power. Chocolate improves your attention, speed, memory, and your overall health.

Make your own chocolate, and we suggest that you try the following recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cacao
1/2 cup organic, cold-pressed coconut oil
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
A handful of almonds, chopped into slivers (optional)

Preparation:

Melt the coconut oil in a pot, and add in the rest of the ingredients. Save the almonds for last.

Spread the mixture over a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, and sprinkle your almonds. Let the chocolate rest in your fridge and enjoy!