Dark chocolate has long been associated with helping to reduce blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health and even enhancing functionality during exercise, but now chocolate has been linked with boosting brain power too!
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a strong association between a nation’s chocolate consumption and the number of Nobel Prize winners among their population. It was thought at first that the link would be traced back to the flavanoids present in the chocolate, but researcher’s pin-pointed milk as being the ingredient which increased mental agility.
If you are fit and smart or like the idea of combining physical perfection with mental agility, celebrating by treating yourself to a glass of milk and a few pieces (5-6g) of dark chocolate may not be a bad idea...
I certainly don’t need to be told twice ;).
Linthwaite S, Fuller GN, Milk, Chocolate and Nobel Prizes, Practical Neurology, 2013, 13(1):63.