Weekly Health Tips
CHOCOLATE MAY BOOST ATTENTION
Eating some dark chocolate may help improve attention, according to a
recent study. About 120 young adults were tested using
electroencephalography (EEG) technology to see how they responded to
eating 60% cacao chocolate. Researchers found that when participants
consumed the chocolate, their brains were more alert and attentive.
Other studies have suggested that dark chocolate is a vasodilator
(meaning it opens up blood vessels) and if eaten in moderation could
help lower blood pressure over time. Chocolate that is less than 60%
cacao would probably not have the same benefits.