Brain Health, Diet and Brain Health

Chocolate For A Brain Boost!

Its time for semester finals and students are scrambling for a brain boost. Chocolate to the rescue!

A new scientific report published in Nature reveals the positive impact of flavanols on cerebral blood flow and cognitive function. Scientists worked with young adults to evaluate the interaction of cocoa flavanols in the brain. What they discovered is just in time to offer a brain boost for high-school and college students studying for finals.

According to the authors, “flavanol intake leads to faster and greater brain oxygenation responses to hypercapnia, as well as higher performance only when cognitive demand is high.”

In a move that’s sure to win you beloved-parent-points, it’s the perfect time to offer your favorite teen a steaming mug of hot cocoa during study time to improve cognitive function!

By Terissa Michele Miller, MS Psy

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