A surprising result suggests that chocolate benefits brain function; although the authors are not sure why. The abstract from the journal pretty much confirms the headline. What I find surprising is that the health (Clearly negative) effects of the sugar and fat don’t over whelm the stimulating (positive) effects of the methylxanthines and the, presumably, oxidant benefits of the flavanols.
The link just goes to the news report that piqued my curiosity. The paper reference is below.
Thanks Science !
Crichton, G.E., Elias, M. F. and Alkerwi A. (2016). Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function: The Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study. Appetite V. 100, May.