Can Chocolate Really Help Your Brain Like When Writing Exams?

Question by ¨*’Days’GoneWrong*?SummerPassesBy’?: Can chocolate really help your brain like when writing exams?
So tomorrow I’m giving my final year exams on Ancient Greek and I was wondering if I should eat some chocolate and how much in the morning…does it really help?Or else,what should I eat in order to get my brain motivated??

Best answer:

Answer by Snow White
Really ? Is that ?

Ok, I’ve searched google for such stuff and have come up with interesting pieces of articles. Here they go :-

1) Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink.

They were also less likely to feel tired or mentally drained, the findings, presented at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Brighton show.

Prof David Kennedy, director of the brain, performance and nutrition research centre at Northumbria University, and a co-author of the study, said that chocolate could be beneficial for mentally challenging tasks.

The findings suggest students who binge on chocolate when revising for exams may gain a real benefit from doing so.

“For things that are difficult to do, mentally demanding things that maybe crop up in your work it could help,” Prof Kennedy said.

2) Let’s begin with an instant science lesson: blood vessels provide oxygen for your brain plus they perform best when they’re relaxed (doesn’t everything work better by doing this?). This enables oxygen and nutrients to travel where they have to go. Flavonols present in chocolate help your blood vessels relax and thereby helping the blood flow in your brain.

Makes sense if you ask me. Hot chocolate usually helps me loosen up and feel better. And now it may cause me to feel smarter too! Who knew


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