Chocolates: Good Brain Food for Valentine's Day
This month we've been focusing on relationships, and to celebrate Valentine's Day we thought it would be fun to talk about chocolate around the world.
Around Valentine's Day, it’s estimated that over 58 million pounds of chocolate are sold. If you're planning to surprise your valentine with this sweet treat, there’s good news – chocolate offers some great brain health benefits, particularly dark chocolate.
This is Your Brain on Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate actually offers many different health benefits such as raising good cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving blood flow. But chocolate is also a good brain food and may improve brain function. Its ability to improve blood flow may aid in improving cognitive function. It's particularly linked to improving cognitive function as you age.