Eating more chocolate can help keep memory issues under control, as per another examination by researchers.
Over the years, it has been found that a range of naturally occurring chemicals in the cocoa bean have therapeutic effects.
Antioxidants in chocolate can boost memory and cognition and can help ward off the ravages of age, especially in people who are at greater risk of dementia.
Brain boosting effects from chocolate comes from a compound called cocoa flavnols. It increases blood flow in the brain and helped boost heart health, scientists found.
Experiments also saw that eating chocolate daily improved brain function in older people. Socci and Ferrara said: “Regular intake of cocoa and chocolate could indeed provide beneficial effects on cognitive functioning over time.
“There are, however, potential side effects of eating cocoa and chocolate. Those are generally linked to the caloric value of chocolate, some inherent chemical compounds of the cocoa plant such as caffeine and theobromine, and a variety of additives we add to chocolate such as sugar or milk.”
A press release issued by the university stated: “Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats — they are good for your cognition.”
It added: “Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline.”