We often hear that no one can refuse a little sweetness. Many people have already wanted to eat good chocolate after a hard day or when morale is low.
We know that eating chocolate can put us in a good mood. In fact, studies show that chocolate consumption and emotional well-being are linked. In fact, chocolate causes the release of certain substances in the brain, such as endorphins, or neurotransmitters such as dopamine or serotonin, which help to regulate morale.
Surveys have also revealed a change in brain activity when you smell chocolate or just when you see it, without necessarily eating it!
This is one of the powers of chocolate, perhaps the most recognized. And it's not the only one.
It is obvious that if by modifying the brain functions, the chocolate has an influence on the mood, it seems that it also has other positive effects.
According to an article published in 2011 in the journal British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the flavonoids found in cocoa would improve cognitive and visual functions. If we believe this document, it is by influencing the circulation and the editorial function that cocoa would have such positive effects on our body.
In this scientific journal are also mentioned interesting discoveries indicating that chocolate can slow down the degenerative effects of aging, thereby delaying the obsolescence of neurons, protecting them from neurotoxins and reducing neuroinflammation.
It can also promote a better functioning of the memory as well as learning ability by allowing to increase brain plasticity.
All these results show that science is investing more and more in analyzing the beneficial effects of cocoa consumption in people with Alzheimer's disease. It has also been proven that the consumption of cocoa reduces the risk of cerebral infarction.
The science tells us: chocolate is an ally of good mood and better brain function … So, a little chocolate, you're tempted?