Chocolate a memory sharppener

chocolate - brain polisher
Philippines
November 25, 2008 11:53pm CST
A teacher once told me she always eat chocolate an hour before her classes starts. According to her, she's eating it to sharpen her memory and based on her experience, it works! She can teach without looking into her lesson plain. Do you think it really works? What's in a chocolate that makes our mind sharper? Any idea? Please share. Godspeed...
4 responses
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I think that could definitely be psychological. Especially if she's eating milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. I'm not sure if it sharpens memory but I can tell you that I eat a lot of chocolate and I have a fairly good memory.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Good for you! Happy posting!
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Hi! It is the flavanol in the chocolate. This chemical stimulates blood flow to the brain affecting the area that gets activated when undergoing tasks that require alertness [www.chocolate.org/health/memory.html] Also, I think it's also partly because of the sugar in those chocolate bars - they do give you a "sugar high". You get awake, alive and alert. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
So it's true chocolate is a brain sharGodspeedpper!
@merstar1 (76)
• United States
30 Nov 08
No wonder I enjoy chocolate when I'm studying.
• India
26 Nov 08
well its true.....chocolates also releases tension....its nice to have one during exams...i've tried!!! it really works out...