Science is giving us another reason to eat chocolate! Luminosity has a wonderful site where you can play games to increase brain functioning. This fits into what I teach in my repatterning seminars. If we want change we must create new pathways in the brain for that idea to take hold. This article talks about the power of chocolate to support new neural activity:
“A flavonoid found in cocoa beans could mean the difference between remembering and forgetting, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Scientists from the Hotchkiss Brain Insitute in Calgary linked the flavonoid (-)-epicatechin (or epi for short) to the formation of long-term memory.
Epi: an edible, natural chemical found in cocoa beans, green tea, blueberries, and red wine, epi is a plant-based phytochemical associated with memory and neural performance. Research from a variety of labs has found that epi may play a role in the regeneration of neurons, help protect against certain types of neuronal death, and, according to this 2012 study, significantly improve long-term memory.”
So indulge that sweet tooth and improve your memory. They just don’t tell us how much we actually need but isn’t more chocolate always better?