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Saturday, March 10, 2018

“Nutritionists have proven that chocolate makes you smarter”

A group of scientists representing the University of South Australia, found that people who consume chocolate at least once a week, better job, require a good memory or reasoning ability than those who eat it even less often.

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According to experts, the beneficial effect of chocolate is primarily due to the presence of flavonoids — antioxidants that are also contained in fruits, vegetables, tea and wine, reports tv3.ie.

In research took part about one thousand people. For 30 years scientists have observed as they feed, and also followed near their cognitive functions, including memory, ability to concentrate, ability to think and process information. As it turned out, those who once a week or more often, was eating chocolate, on average cope with the corresponding tasks better.

The researchers emphasize that they do not call people in an attempt to develop their mental abilities to consume as much chocolate — according to experts, it needs to be one element of a balanced diet tailored to the individual needs of a person in different nutrients. However, scientists believe that a complete rejection of chocolate in most cases is hardly the right solution.

Scientists will also look at the benefits of chocolate for health has been known since ancient times. Recent studies have shown that this confection is useful for the cardiovascular system. Although many people somehow heard about the benefits of chocolate for the brain, sufficient research to confirm this assumption has not yet been carried out, experts say.


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