Cocoa and chocolate improve mental processes

The researchers investigated the various effects of acute and chronic use of flavanol cocoa on different cognitive domains and it turned out that various cognitive processes were improved by daily intake of flavanol cocoa. Continuous cocoa and chocolate intake can bring positive effects to cognitive functions over time.

However, there are also side effects associated with the high caloric value of chocolate, then caffeine and theobromine, and a lot of additives such as sugar and milk. Therefore, scientists recommend that they prefer to drink dark chocolate that is healthier and richer in flavanol.

The results demonstrated the potential of flavanol cocoa to improve and protect cognitive processes in people with these problems. It also reduces the risk of some cardiovascular diseases‚Äú, said Valentina Socci from the L’Aquila University in Italy.

Continuous cocoa and chocolate intake can bring positive effects to cognitive functions over time. However, there are also side effects associated with the high caloric value of chocolate, then caffeine and theobromine, and a lot of additives such as sugar and milk. Therefore, scientists recommend that they prefer to drink dark chocolate that is healthier and richer in flavanol.

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