Chocolate milk is one of a long list of guilty pleasures (most of which involve chocolate of some description) and arguably one of my favourites. So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the findings of a study published in Nature Neuroscience (well I actually stumbled across it on Outside as I’m not actually a regular reader of Nature Neuroscience).
Author of the study Dr Scott A. Small states that middle-aged participants consuming a drink high in cocoa flavonols (a type of antioxidant found in chocolate) performed better in a memory test than those who consumed less of the drink.
“If a participant had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after three months that person on average had the memory of a typical 30- or 40-year-old,” said Dr Scott Small, who led the study.