Chocolate a memory sharppener
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...
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!