All We Need To Know Is A Chocolate Bar A Week Will Make You Smarter

Fatter too, but hey – it’s good for the brain as well as the soul.

For many of us, sinking our teeth into a bar of chocolate is one of life’s greatest joys.

Now, a study has found it may improve memory, concentration and problem-solving skills.

Researchers discovered those who ate any type of chocolate at least once a week performed better on a range of brain tests than than those who didn’t indulge.

This may be due to a compound called flavanols in the sweet treat, which are abundant in dark chocolate but less so in milk or white chocolate, they said.

Flavanols are a type of antioxidant, a compound which may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, and are also found in citrus fruit, tea and wine.

They have already been shown to reduce the risk of dementia, as well as fighting weight gain and lowering the chances of conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

The study, by the University of South Australia, used data from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), which tracked 1,000 people over 30 years and measured a whole range of health indicators.

They examined whether eating chocolate habitually was associated with better brain function.

You might already know about the previous studies which showed daily chocolate helped ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s in at-risk individuals.

So eat up, guys and gals! You might be a fatty with all that chocolate, and your teeth won’t look great, but you’ll be an Einstein.

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