Chocolate Can Increase Brain Blood Flow

August 20, 2008

Dark Chocolate high in flavanols similar to the bioflavaniods in fruits and expecially grapes can increase blood flow in the brain by increasing more Nitric Oxide.

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Cocoa-flavanols-may-boost-blood-flow-in-the-brain/?c=rhc%2BPi6aUoG6qA7rB7r9AA%3D%3D

Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.
Volume 4, Pages 433-440
“Cerebral blood flow response to flavanol-rich cocoa in healthy elderly humans”
Authors: F.A. Sorond, L.A. Lipsitz, N.K. Hollenberg, N.D.L. Fisher

“We show that two weeks of regular Flavanol Rich Chocolate intake, providing 900 mg of cocoa flavanols daily, resulted in a significant increase in peak cerebral blood flow response in the middle cerebral artery.”

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