New studies have shown that drinking just 2 cups of cocoa a day improves cognition and blood flow in the brain! You can thank the favorable antioxidant compounds and flavonals found in cocoa beans for these great benefits.
One such study supporting these results comes out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The 17 participants in the 60 person study with impaired neurovascular coupling (NVC) saw improved neurovascular coupling, resulting in 30% improvement on cognitive tests from just one month of drinking cocoa 2 times a day.
Mores studies presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science confirmed better blood-vessel function in the brain after cocoa consumption as well.
To learn more, read the full article here http://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/issues/9_11/current-articles/Drinking-Cocoa-Boosts-Cognition-and-Blood-Flow-in-the-Brain_1270-1.html?ET=tuftshealthletter:e33:679824a:&st=email&s=p_update012014&t=tl2