Sunday, April 29, 2018

Chocolate Can Really Brighten Your Mood According to New Study

 Two studies were released at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego detailing that consuming dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa had tremendous effects on patients dealing with stress, inflammation, mood memory and their immune system.
 The study showed that the flavonoids found in cocoa are extremely powerful antioxidants/anti-inflammatory agents that aid in brain and cardiovascular health.
 The cocoa increased intracellular signalling pathways associated with T-cell activation, cellular immune response and genes involved in neural signaling and sensory perception. As a result, 70% cocoa can neuropathically enhance behavioral and brain health.
 Dr. Lee S. Berk, Loma Linda University, “This is the first time that we have looked at 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 and are encouraged by the findings.”

Read more about this fascinating story at: http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/dark-chocolate-memory-inflammation-stress-05949.html
Or read more about the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting at: http://experimentalbiology.org/2018/Home.aspx


Written and condensed by B. Li 

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