Monday, 1 June 2015

Gimme the Theobromides

Gimme the Theobromides
and Flavanols
Chocolate on the membrain ?

Originally shared by Jennifer Manteca

Your Brain on Chocolate

Cocoa has the potential for numerous beneficial effects on the brain.

Chocolate, a fermented extract of the seed pods of the Theobroma cacao plant, is one of the world’s most popular foods. Given the active caffeine, theobromides, and rich number of flavanols in chocolate, it’s no surprise that cocoa has been used as a medicine for at least 3000 years. Could it have beneficial effects on the brain?

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