Word Is, Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Is Good For Your Brain
If you’ve been eating cake for breakfast and you’ve been told that it’s not good to start your morning with that much sugar, you can now show those naysayers this study.
Scientists at Syracuse University in New York recently carried out a study of 968 between the ages of 23 and 98 without any change in their dietary habits. The experiment showed that chocolate has a direct effect on cognitive performance and consuming it regularly can significantly improve memory and develop abstract thinking.
In fact, many years ago, researchers at Tel Aviv University revealed that every morning, they eat chocolate because it helped them in their work. Despite the widespread pressure to cut down on the amount of chocolate you eat when on a diet, it was also found that chocolate can help a person lose excess weight.
Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, author of the bestseller “The Big Breakfast Diet” said, “When you wake up, your brain needs energy immediately. This is the time of the day when your body converts food into energy. Later in the day, when you eat, your body and brain are still in high-alert mode, saving the energy from food as a fat reserve. This is how you gain weight even when eating less.
Of course, there are some things to keep in mind – chocolate shouldn’t be eaten later 9 in the morning if you’re going to be eating it for breakfast. According to Jakubowicz, those who eat carbohydrates, proteins and a 600-calorie dessert lose more weight than those who eat 300 calories for breakfast at a later time in the day. So keep this in mind – add dessert to your breakfast!
Why is chocolate having such a positive effect? According to experts, it’s due to a nutrient called “flavonoid” that is commonly found in plant-based food and represents up to 20% of the compound present in cocoa beans. High levels of flavonoids are also found in tea, red wine and fruits like grapes and apples – all things that have been considered healthy at one time or the other.
Next time you’re craving chocolate for breakfast, don’t overthink it, it’s good for your brain and even helps lose weight, so what could be the problem here?