Everyone Was Surprised What This Hot Beverage Could Do To Improve Memory And Brain Health




Who doesn't love a mug of hot chocolate? Regardless of age, everyone does.

Besides a healthy morning drink, the sweet aroma of hot chocolate was proven to boost brain health and stave off Alzheimer's disease 

A Harvard Medical School study found that drinking two or more cups of cocoa daily can improve memory and even protect against "mental decline" in older people.

It is thought chocolate’s ability to boost blood circulation is the reason.

Study details

The research involved 60 subjects with an average age of 73. The participants were given two cups of cocoa daily for 30 consecutive days, and were instructed not to consume any other chocolate products during the study.

Both their memory and thinking skills were examined, while they also had ultrasounds to measure the blood flow to the brain during the tests.

Surprising results

Almost a third of participants had impaired blood flow at the start of the study, but saw an 8.3-per cent improvement in flow to the working areas of the brain by the end of the study.

Nearly all participants have improved blood flow to the brain. The participants also showed significant improvement in memory. Only five of the subjects still displayed any impairment.

How Hot Chocolate Works?        

So why is hot chocolate the best beverage for your brain? It is because it is rich in polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that improve the blood flow throughout the body and especially in the brain.

The best chocolate is organic dark chocolate which contains a small amount of sugar and higher concentrations of the antioxidant compounds.

More work is needed to prove a link between cocoa, blood flow problems and cognitive decline. But this is an important first step that could guide future studies.

So, the next time you prepare yourself a nice cup of hot chocolate, you can enjoy it even more with the knowledge that you are helping your brain and body to perform at their best.


(Source: 1mHealthTips)
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