Is chocolate the new ginkgo?

Consuming chocolate once a week improves your memory and abstract thinking, a recent study showed.

Is chocolate the new ginkgo?

Those looking to become smarter should add chocolate to their grocery list, a new study suggests.

People who ate it at least once a week had better memory and abstract thinking, researchers of a study that was published in the Appetite journal found.

Close to 1,000 participants of a separate Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study had answered additional questions on dietary habits. The study examined the link between blood pressure and brain performance.

University of South Australia nutrition researcher Georgina Crichton then led the analysis of the effects of chocolate on the brain.

Regular consumers are more likely to remember a phone number or shopping list, and are better at multi-tasking, she said.

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