Could Chocolate Be a Super Food?

Could Chocolate Be a Super Food?
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:33am

If you needed a scientific justification for eating chocolate, here it is. Researchers in Canada decided to test the brain-boosting potency of a flavonoid thought to be key in chocolate's alleged health benefits.

The scientists, who started out skeptical, found the flavonoid helped snails remember a simple activity in lab experiments. It's unclear if chocolate has the same effect in humans, but it does add to a growing body of evidence that chocolate especially dark chocolate, may be considered a "super food."

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