Sweet lovers, the answer is: dark chocolate
Depressive symptoms are positively associated with the consumption of sweets. Now there is evidence to show a link between dark chocolate and brain health.
That’s right, the healthy way to appease your sweet tooth is by eating dark chocolate, or by drinking cocoa-rich drinks, as cocoa is high in flavanoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – properties which lead to an increase in cortical blood-flow.
Basically, when consumed in moderation, these foods have the ability to provide a boost to overall brain health and cognitive abilities. Which is great news, for anyone with a sweet tooth!