Dark Chocolate and Attention

July 6, 2015

A recent study was done to examine the acute effects of chocolate on attentional characteristics of the brain.  Results showed that eating 60% cacao chocolate made the brain more alert and attentive, but it also increased blood pressure for a short time.  However, an immediate drop in blood pressure was recorded in participants who consumed 60% cacao chocolate that also contained L-theanine (an amino acid analogue found in green tea).  Promising results in lowering blood pressure and increase in attention when cacao chocolate contains L-theanine.

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Dark Chocolate Boosts Attention

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC

 

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