In a new study conducted in Italy and published in Frontiers in Nutrition, Valentina Socci and Michele Ferrara claim that “regular intake of cocoa and chocolate could indeed provide beneficial effects on cognitive functioning over time.”
The key to this is the compound; flavanols found in dark chocolate, but also found in apples and grapes.
The new study claims that flavanols increase the blood flowing to parts of the brain that are more affected by growing older.
They say it can then help with cognitive function over time!
But they also say to only eat a little bit per day, because of the sugar and calories!
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