Do you have trouble concentrating towards the end of the afternoon? You could improve your concentration by eating dark chocolate.
Invigorating effect Dark chocolate lowers blood pressure in the long term, but chocolate also has a stimulative effect. Researchers investigated whether dark chocolate also has a stimulating effect in the short term.
Good for your concentration According to the researchers, eating chocolate with 60 percent cocoa improves your attention and alertness. The effect is also visible in the brain. In combination with L-theanine, an amino acid from green tea, dark chocolate would have the best effect on your concentration.
Sidenote: the study was sponsored by a chocolate manufacturer. But other studies also show that dark chocolate has various health benefits.
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