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Sweet lovers, the answer is: dark chocolate

Dark chocolate and brain health

Even though depressive symptoms are positively correlated with consumption of sweets, research has found a solution for those of us with a sweet tooth! 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!