A recent study has found that people who consume a lot of cocoa and chocolate tend to have a higher level of intelligence.
The study showed that those who ate a higher amount of chocolate were “significantly associated with better performance on [cognitive tests including] visual-spatial memory and organisation, working memory, scanning and tracking, abstract reasoning, and the mini-mental state examination”.
The researchers also stated the findings supported other studies that claimed the “regular intake of cocoa flavanols may have a beneficial effect on cognitive function, and possibly protect against normal age-related cognitive decline”
Take it as an excuse to have an extra piece of chocolate today!
Source: The Independent