Scientists out of the University of L’Aquila, Italy, published a new study, Enhancing Human Cognition with Cacao Flavenoids, which states:
“…The evidence accumulated so far suggests that cocoa flavanols administration can be effective at sustaining cognitive performance, leading to improvements in measures of general cognition, attention, processing speed and memory”.
Surprisingly, the scientists discovered that eating cacao regularly over time has two interesting effects. Their research reveals that cacao affected the part of the brain associated with aging. Thus, cacao has the potential to protect against age-related cognitive decline. Moreover, cocoa flavanols administration could also enhance normal cognitive functioning. With regular consumption, flavanols exert a protective role on cognitive performance and cardiovascular function. Scientists found this impacts the parts of the brain specifically impaired by sleep loss, in healthy subjects.
Valentina Socci and Michele Ferrara, from the University of L’Aquila, concluded that regular intake of cocoa and chocolate could indeed provide beneficial effects on cognitive function. Remember, though, that conventional chocolate candy from brand-name food companies, contains lots of dairy and sugar. Stay clear of overly processed chocolate bars. For more information, just visit https://kako-t.com.au and for more organic, natural and gluten free snacks, visit https:www.turbosnacks.com.au