We know that good quality chocolate’s good for the heart and blood circulation but a new study has revealed enjoying fine quality dark chocolate can also make us smarter. Great news if you want to get the best out of your employees!
The study, by the University of South Australia, found that eating dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage improved concentration, memory, reasoning and information processing. Tracking 1000 people over 30 years, the study concluded that eating dark chocolate on a weekly basis could help to enhance brain function.
Why? Because chocolate made with quality cocoa beans contains flavanols, known to improve bloodflow to the brain. This helps to boost memory, improve our attention span, and sharpen our problem solving skills, all of which are essential in today’s fast-paced business environment.
So can ALL chocolate make you smarter?
Well yes … and no.
Dark chocolate is the best choice as it contains a much higher concentration of cocoa than milk and white chocolate, but remember that high quality milk chocolate also contains more cocoa than everyday, mass-produced chocolate, so you can derive benefits from assorted chocolate selections too.
The key is simply to choose the best quality chocolate you can afford.
Not forgetting the feel-good factor
Quality chocolate doesn’t only enhance brain performance; it can also boost the production of endorphins – also known as ‘feel-good’ chemicals – because they can make us feel happier, reduce pain and relieve stress. A happy worker is a more motivated worker!
Ready to boost your company’s performance?
Chouchoute offers handcrafted, luxury chocolates in a great range of personalised or unbranded packaging options. To find out more call us on 0121 314 3472 or request a quote and sample.