Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Brain-friendly food No 2 is DARK CHOCOLATE
The brain is very susceptible to oxidative stress, which contributes to age-related cognitive decline, and foods with high levels of antioxidants fight the free radicals which cause this damage. In studies, cacao flavonoids encouraged neuron and blood vessel growth in the parts of the brain related to memory and learning. A study in 2018 looked at what happened when people ate dark chocolate (over 70% cacao) and concluded that it helped brain plasticity, which is crucial for learning. So indulge in small quantities of dark chocolate without guilt.