Chocolate Lovers: Science Has the Best News Ever

Source: AP
Source: AP

Are you a chocoholic? You keep doing you — a recent study says your poison of choice just might boost your brain power.

Those were the findings of a new study slated to be published in the May issue of science journal Appetite.

"The present findings support recent clinical trials suggesting that regular intake of cocoa flavanols may have a beneficial effect on cognitive function," concluded the study authors. Cocoa, said the study, might also help fight "normal age-related cognitive decline."

Read more: Scientists Just Found a way to Make Chocolate Healthier and More Delicious

In addition to previous research, the authors also noted other positive health effects. "Chocolate and cocoa flavanols have been associated with improvements in a range of health complaints dating from ancient times, and has established cardiovascular benefits."

So screw kale. Eat more chocolate.

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