Let’s check out excerpts from some recent cocoa studies:
"A pilot study evaluated the relationship between cerebral blood flow to gray matter, suggesting the potential of cocoa flavonols for the treatment of vascular impairment, including dementia and strokes, and thus for maintaining cardiovascular health."
(Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology)
"Recent evidence suggests that daily consumption of foods rich in flavonoids like cocoa may be associated with a decreased risk of incident dementia and with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment and a better cognitive evolution over a 10-year period. Furthermore, cocoa is believed to be highly effective in reversing age-related declines in neurocognitive performance."
"The neuroprotective actions of dietary flavonoids involve a number of effects within the brain, including a potential to protect neurons against injury induced by neurotoxins, an ability to suppress neuroinflammation and a potential to promote memory, learning and cognitive function."
(Genes & Nutrition Journal)