Dark chocolate reduce stress and make human smarter, study says

Dark chocolate reduce stress and make human smarter, study says

They only looked into the concentration of cacao, and the results are quite positive!

Cacao contains potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents called flavonoids, known to help brain and heart health. The principal investigator Lee S. Berk of the School of Allied Health Professions and Loma Linda University have said, "we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content". Further research is in progress to elaborate on the mechanisms that may be involved in the cause-and-effect brain-behavior relationship with cacao at this high concentration. Cacao is said to have a huge amount of flavonoids and it has drawn a line between chocolate consumption and its health benefits.

They recommend dark chocolate that's 70 percent cacao and 30 percent organic cane sugar. Two studies have found that this type of chocolate can have a positive impact on mood, stress levels, immunity, and memory.

It has always been known that dark chocolate is not only less bad for you than the ordinary stuff, but actively good for you.

On Tuesday a similar study was published by Loma Linda University in California, revealing that dark chocolate helps boost the brain and cardiovascular system by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. Both studies marked the first time that such benefits were linked to the consumption of cacao, as high concentrations in dark chocolate were associated with improvements to cardiovascular, cognitive, and endocrine health.

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For the study, the team for the first time examined the impact of large amounts of cacao in doses as small as a regular-sized chocolate bar in humans over short or long periods of time.

The researchers go on to say that those who eat the darkest chocolate have lower levels of stress and stronger immune systems. This was proven when the researchers studied the electroencephalography (EEG) response in people who consumed 48-gram servings of dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao.

Eating the chocolate increases the response stimulus of "multiple intracellular pathways involved in T-cell activation, cellular immune response and genes involved in neural signaling and sensory perception".

"These studies require further investigation, specifically to determine the significance of these effects for immune cells and the brain in larger study populations", Dr. Berk said.

Previous research on chocolate has been funded by chocolate companies and therefore swayed.

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