Brain Bulletin #40 - A Surprising Brain Super Food!

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Neuroscientists predict that within 15 years brain disease will kill or disable more people than cancer and heart disease combined.

There is a lot that you can do to keep your brain sharp and healthy at any age!

The scientific literature is filled with articles on the many benefits of dark chocolate.

The University of California discovered that cocoa has the same disease-fighting anti-oxidants found in vegetables. How good is that?

Here are a few interesting notes:

  • Harvard researchers recently found that people who eat chocolate live on average one year longer.
  • Chocolate contains psychoactive chemicals that make you feel good.
  • Chocolate may guard against lipid peroxidation that can warp and destroy the fatty membranes of brain cells and turn blood fats toxic.

Consider having one square of organic, dark chocolate a day - 70% or higher in cocoa. Moderation is the key here.

An even better alternative is to avoid processed chocolate and use pure, unsweetened, organic cocoa and add it to shakes, smoothies, and baking.

It is possible to enjoy your food while making sure your brain gets what it needs to stay sharp.

For more foods that are great for your brain check out Brain Bulletin 3 and 8Both are found in the Brain Bulletin Archive  

Which brain do you want?