It is a truth, universally acknowledged that chocolate solves 99 per cent of life’s emotional problems. And according to new research, eating chocolate at least once a week leads to a better cognitive performance too. So that means it solves some of life's physiological problems too.
The research initially started in the mid-1970s by psychologist Merril Elias, who looked at 1,000 New Yorkers' cognitive abilities. But late in the study, his team decided to explore what people were eating and if it affected their brain functionality. The analysis was led by Georgina Crichton, nutrition researcher at the University of South Australia, and it was here they realised the 'significant positive associations' between chocolate and the brain (AMEN).
Apparently, the cocoa flavanols increase your blood flow to the brain, which has a positive impact to your cognitive functions. These positive functions can be anything from remembering a phone number to multitasking.
So pick up that 70 per cent Lindt chocolate bar and have a moment of sin-free indulgence.