Dark Chocolate Stimulates the Brain Is High flavanol dark chocolate and the brain an unlikely pair? According to a new study in the ‘Journal of Hypertension 2012’ high flavanol dark chocolate helps boost the brain providing a glimmer of hope for our growing population of the elderly and brain related disorders like Alzheimer’s and …
Harness the power of chocolate! A recent news report based on a new study shows that individuals who eat chocolate regularly are skinnier than those individuals who are not regular consumers. This news made quite a buzz in the chocoholic’s world and with good reason because chocolate lovers always like more good reasons to justify …
This is music to chocoholics ears….Dark chocolate has medicinal properties and what we know that has been reported is dark chocolate helps your heart health, promotes weight loss, helps keep blood sugars in diabetics stable and reduces the chance for diabetes, improves mood, improves cognitive function, helps to protect the skin from UV damage, promotes and increases energy levels and aids in reducing inflammation inside the body.
Clinical evidence through blood tests has shown that most patients who suffer from depression have very low Omega-3′s in their systems. The average person only receives 130mg per day but the recommended amount is 650mg per day. When you don’t give your brain the nutrients it needs to make healthy cells your entire system is at risk for many forms of depression.
Prevention of oxidative stress and free radical damage to DNA is an area that science has been studying. One of the most harmful free radicals that exist in the human body is the ‘hydroxyl radical’. Left unattended this radical seeks and destroys cell tissue and molecules.
Omega 3 fatty acids play a key role in healthy cell development. Without Omega’s in your daily diet you are not feeding your brain and contributes to producing rigid cell walls during their development. Omega’s have been proven to help bring the brain back into balance and have been used to help treat Bi-polar and depression.
The study by Johns Hopkins gives hope to human stroke victims and preventing brain damage because it shows that epicatechin shields nerve cells. This research also shows promise to possibly protect against neurological degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and other age related disorders.
The International Journal of Medical Sciences reported that a ‘special cocoa’
used in studies suggest that the high flavanol content may have beneficial
benefits to vascular blood flow.