Wine, chocolate sharpen brain performance

Good news for chocolate, wine and tea lovers as consuming the three delights daily actually helps improve your cognitive performance.

Researchers in Norway and the Oxford University studied the relation between cognitive performance and the intake of three common foodstuffs that contain flavonoids (chocolate, wine and tea) on 2,031 older people aged between 70 and 74.

Participants filled in information about their habitual food intake and underwent a battery of cognitive tests.

Those who consumed chocolate, wine, or tea had significantly better mean test scores and lower prevalence of poor cognitive performance than those who did not. The team reported their findings in the Journal of Nutrition.

The latest findings seem to support the theory, although the researchers caution that more research would be needed to prove that it was flavonoids, rather than some other aspect of the foods studied, that made the difference. The effect was most pronounced for wine.



One Response to “Wine, chocolate sharpen brain performance”

  1. Port Gardner Bay Winery Says:

    Thanks! Linnea Covington Port Gardner Bay Winery Everett Wash.

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