Is Chocolate The New Brain Food?

woman eating chocolate bar

By now, many of us have heard all about the amazing health benefits of indulging in a square (or two) of chocolate – from being a mood enhancer to lowering your blood pressure – but is it better for your brain than exercise?

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According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and conducted by Columbia University and New York University, those who consumed large amounts of cocoa powder daily experienced improved memory and enhanced blood flow in the hippocampus – this is the part of the brain that is essential in forming memories.