Chocolate’s Apparently Better For Your Brain Than Exercise, Says Amazing New Study

Now that is a study I like reading about and sharing.

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For all of you looking for an excuse to indulge in chocolate, this might be the best news you’ve heard in a while: According to a new study conducted by a group of scientists from Columbia University and NYU, chocolate can potentially have more benefits to the brain that exercise (cue us throwing our treadmill out the window).

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The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, involved scientists giving a range of daily doses of flavanols extracted from cocoa powder to a group of subjects. Those who received large doses reported improved memory and enhanced blood flow in a key part of the brain.

This all sounds amazing right? The downside is the amount of chocolate one would have to consume to replicate the study, a whopping one kilogram of pure unrefined cocoa powder or about 44 pounds of chocolate…

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