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Chocolate Rocks! But What Kind?

October 27, 2014

Thank you, Business Insider, for exploring more deeply the claim that chocolate munching or  imbibing will improve memory function in older adults. 

Mars Bars? Hershey's? The finest of Belgian dark choc? 

It's all about "flavanols," which function as anti-oxidants. And these elements are found beyond chocolate, though dark chocolate apparently harbors the most.

"Remember that flavanols in their many forms can also be found elsewhere; catechins in green, white and black tea, flavones in celery and parsley, rutin in buckwheat and hesperetin in the white pulp of oranges."

(Image via the belgianchocolatefactory.)

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