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Cognitive Benefits Of Dark Chocolate And Cocoa

Cognitive Benefits Of Dark Chocolate And Cocoa

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Researchers have been trying to ascertain what type of acute effect the cocoa flavanols may have on specific cognitive experiences and processes. Italian researchers sought to find out what happens to the brain only a couple of hours after cocoa flavanols are consumed. They also considered what type of cognitive improvements could be measured from daily consumption.

Sugar And Inflammation: What You're Eating Can Harm You

Sugar And Inflammation: What You're Eating Can Harm You

While our body is trying to properly absorb the nutrients of the meal, it's also trying to thwart off bacteria. That natural process is made more difficult when massive amounts of sugar are in the way. This means that the body is then faced with the challenge of distributing ingested glucose and ridding the system of the bacteria simultaneously. This conflict is what often promotes inflammation. Doctors from the University Hospital Basel have conducted a study on how this conflict is directly related to inflammation and how, in individuals who struggle with their weight, can lead to diabetes.
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