It’s official, chocolate is good for you. Research has been published in the journal Appetite based on the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study that suggests habitual chocolate consumption is positively associated with cognitive performance! What that means is, well, I don’t have a clue, but it does point to chocolate having benefits especially when eaten on a regular basis!
After years of being told that this isn’t good for you, that isn’t good for you, this is too fattening, that will cause cholesterol, this will give you headaches, until all we’re left with that’s safe to eat is a bowl of under cooked broccoli with a boiled sprout sauce, it’s nice to hear some great news. Even black pudding which is a traditional English breakfast food and deemed to give you a heart attack after only 2 servings has been designated a ‘super food’.
I’m not very good at digesting information, unlike chocolate, and some of the things in the journal are pretty deep for a Joe Egg like me to follow. However, I can gather from the first sentence that chocolate is good for my brain. What more information do I need? Whether it’s milk, plain or whatever, it’s chocolate……… yummy…….. and with Easter fast approaching I have all the information I need to indulge!! It’s going to be party time!! Forget the sprouts, the broccli and the cabbage, I want chocolate!!
It also has ‘established cardiovascular benefits.’ I’m no medical expert, but that means it’s good for the heart? It’s got to be a win win situation, great brain food and good for the heart! Now, if they could find beneficial effects from the old fashioned pork pie I’d be made. Black pudding, chocolate and pork pie, what a diet. I’m in heaven.
If you want to see the report from the journal you can see it here.