Is Chocolate Really a Naughty Treat?

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

When considering healthy living, many people consider eating chocolate to be a cardinal crime.

However, there have been numerous studies which have documented the beneficial reasons why indulging in a little chocolate might not be such a bad idea after all.

A study conducted by the English Northumbria University documented that consuming chocolate which has high levels of flavanols can actually help with your counting skills.

The study documented thirty participants answers to a variety of math questions and after a hot chocolate drink was consumed the subjects mathematical performance was improved.

Study Director David Kennedy concluded that consuming cocoa could help with “mentally demanding things”.

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The flavanols in dark chocolate have also been shown to have a number of other health benefits.

A study by the Heinrich-Heine University in Germany found that their participants who consumed enriched cocoa daily for three months had more hydrated and smoother skin which was less prone to redness after UV exposure.