Chocolate is brain food but can it make us clever?

Chocolates Latin name is Theobroma cacao “food of the gods," but maybe it should now be known as "food of the gifted."

People who eat chocolate at least once a week see their memory and abstract thinking improve, researchers say

According to another study, countries with the highest per capita chocolate consumption have more Nobel Prize winners.

Becoming gifted by eating chocolate may seem too good to be true, but this isn't the only research to make the connection.

Other studies have shown that the flavonoid antioxidants found in dark chocolate enhance cognitive function, reduce the risk of dementia, and improve performance on challenging tests.

In other words, chocolate—particularly varieties those with a high cocoa content—really is brain food. And of course this is yet another in the long list of chocolate's health benefits, some the claims are that chocolate:

Reduces stress

Improves problem solving

Improves blood flow to the brain

Boost memory

Improves focus

Reduces the risk of dementia

There has been lots in the press recently telling us that chocolate is brain food here are a few the list goes on and on read them for yourself and make up your own mind.

But this is something the ancient Olmec knew which is why they revered  it so much.

also read can coffee make us smarter 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/healthy-eating/chocolate-10-health-reasons-you-should-eat-more-of-it/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/04/the-magical-thing-eating-chocolate-does-to-your-brain/

http://bebrainfit.com/brain-benefits-dark-chocolate/

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/brain-food-nutrition-tips-healthy-brain?gclid=CI3Su7njhNACFQkq0wodqywIjA

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cocoa-sweet-treat-brain-201502057676

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