Chocolate may boost brain power


Come chocolates, pequena;
Come chocolates!
Olha que não há mais metafísica no mundo senão chocolates. Excerpt from “Tabacaria” by Fernando Pessoa

76 years ago, Pessoa was already right: eat chocolates! A new study says that Chocolate may boost brain power – Stimulating effects might increase mental performance.

“Chocolate contains many substances that act as stimulants, such as theobromine, phenethylamine, and caffeine,” Dr. Bryan Raudenbush from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia noted in comments to Reuters Health.
“These substances by themselves have previously been found to increase alertness and attention and what we have found is that by consuming chocolate you can get the stimulating effects, which then lead to increased mental performance.”

Now I have even more excuses to eat more chocolate. (via Slashfood)

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One Response to Chocolate may boost brain power

  1. Choco Powers says:

    Thank you for confirming the chocolate mystery. I’ve been telling people for years, chocolate makes ya smarterer. 🙂

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