Do You Want to Become Smarter? A Study Says Eat More Chocolate
If this study is true, I should have an IQ score that measures 200+, which would put me in the "unmeasurable genius" category! According to a a recent study, if you eat chocolate, you will get smarter.
A group of Australian researchers have found that if you eat chocolate on a regular basis, your mental skills will improve. Give the credit to something called flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in many plant-based foods, accounting for about 20 percent of the compounds in cocoa beans. Research shows that flavonoids appear to help protect against the decline of mental skills as people grow older.
The Australian researchers say that compared to those who rarely eat the sweet treat, the people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better on different cognitive tasks. And when those conducting the study varied the ages, sex, education, cholesterol, blood pressure and alcohol intake of those being tested, the research held true across the board.
But if you think polishing-off a box of Brach's in one sitting will make you the smartest friend in your group, think again. Researchers want to remind you that you should use that newly acquired intelligence to eat chocolate in moderation! While chocolate can be considered a healthy food, it is also packed with sugar and fat, so you must remember to "gain intelligence" with a balanced, healthy diet and plenty of exercise.