So next time you’re thinking about eating chocolate cake in the morning, go for it! Chocolate is great for your brain health and your waistline.
According the long-term study by the University of New York, eating chocolate on a regular basis can actually improve your brain function. In the research were included 968 people from 23 to 98 age and were measured the effects of their chocolate consumption, without changing their dietary habits.
Eating chocolate has so many benefits including memory improvement and abstract reasoning.
“Habitual chocolate intake was related to cognitive performance, measured with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests,” the researchers reported. “More frequent chocolate consumption was significantly associated with better performance on [these tests].”
In another study by Tel Aviv University of Israel, is revealed that eating chocolate in the morning reduces cravings throughout the day and prevents eating snacks at night. Eating high calorie breakfast actually can help you lose weight.
“When you wake up, your brain needs energy immediately,” said Jakubowicz, the author of “The Big Breakfast Diet” which has become a bestseller. “This is the time of the day when your body converts food into energy. Later in the day, when you eat, your body and brain are still in high-alert mode, saving the energy from food as fat reserve. This is how you gain weight even eating less.”
Jakubowicz recommends eating breakfast with dessert. This means that eating a 600-calorie breakfast with included dessert will help you lose more weight than eating a 300-calorie breakfast which lead to eating more throughout the day.
Chocolate has many benefits, thanks to its nutrient called flavonoid. Flavonoids have powerful antioxidant properties, and a diet rich in flavonoids reduces the risk of a variety of diseases. These nutrients are found in cocoa, apples, onions, cranberries, tea and red wine.
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