Chocolate increases brainpower
Want to increase your brainpower and enjoy chocolate, then don’t worry, because you really can have both.
Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, both natural stimulants.
But you have to be careful not to overdo it, try and avoid those bars high in sugar.
Sugar gives an immediate energy boost as it goes straight to the bloodstream, but this is reversed not soon after with a sugar crash.
The less sugar the chocolate bar has mostly dark chocolate types the less likely you are to get a sugar slump.
The flavanols in chocolate are great for the brain, too.
A recent study published in Scientific Reports found healthy adults who had consumed flavanol-rich cocoa performed better on problem solving challenges than those who had not had the cocoa. They were 11 per cent faster than usual, on average.