Can Cocoa Boost Brain Health in Fit Adults?

Can Cocoa Boost Brain Health in Fit Adults?

Participants were tested before consuming cocoa flavanols. Researchers then checked the level of each person’s brain oxygenation and challenged individuals to complete complex tasks with contradictory or competing demands. Results showed that prior exposure to cocoa flavanols prompted participants to exhibit a stronger and faster brain oxygenation response than at baseline or after people ingested cocoa without flavanols. Findings also indicated that participants were more likely to perform better on the most challenging cognitive tests after consuming cocoa flavanols. For example, individuals correctly solved problems 11% faster than at baseline or after consuming cocoa with reduced flavanols.

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