Did you know chocolate makes you smart? :O

July 18, 2010 9:08am CST
Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols that improve the circulation of blood around your body, including the brain, fighting mental fatigue, making you more alert and generally making you a more efficient thinker. So chocolate makes you clever :O. WOW. This totally gives me an excuse to be eating in exams ;)
8 responses
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
6 Sep 10
Hi kmxpshyeah, Well i feel chocolate gives more happiness and freshness for me! I believe it reduces stress to some extent.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 10
Hi, I never know that chocolate can make people smarter.Is it real? From what I know is that : Ample research suggests that the flavonols in dark chocolate increase cerebral blood flow, which in turn may trigger the creation of new blood vessels and brain cells. And a new study showed that older adults performed better on cognitive tests after eating small portions of the sweet stuff. I am not a chocolate lover,I do eat once a while. I like Cadbury and Ferrero rocher chocolate. The taste is just nice. I prefer to eat cold chocolate,after putting in a fridge for few hours. Chocolate is a heaty food and I can't eat too much heaty food,easily get sore throat.
@allknowing (55195)
• India
21 Jul 10
I did not know this fact. But I love chocolates. I am a chocolate foodie and I am smart .Therefore,there must be some truth in it!!
@tetsella (29)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I used to have the info that chocolates is relevantly good for the heart, seeing your post is good news too.
@much2say (34701)
• United States
18 Jul 10
Then this makes me the smartest person in the world - ha ha! Yah, I've heard this before . . . I think there are many benefits to eating chocolate - often it's the other stuff that's mixed in with chocolate that make it so bad. I could use some chocolate right now - ha ha!
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I have never heard of those flavonols before but I like your explanation cause it makes sense. I also learned before that the brain make use of glucose as its food and glucose are directly digested from chocolates so it makes the brain work faster and we become alert.
• India
18 Jul 10
Wow nice article i should research more on this because i am also a chocoholic also. I would die for chocolate! I have heard that chocolate can help also in the heart rate. I don't know exactly how it helps. I should try and find more about this topic. Thanks for posting this wonderful topic!
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
18 Jul 10
Oh so that's why I am so unbelievably smart yet incredibly fat??? Yup makes sense... *munch munch*